Nominations Open for the 2017 Women of Distinction Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 34th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. Recognizing local women for their contributions to their workplace, industry, and community, the awards will be handed out at a ceremony in May of 2017.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Nominations Open

You can nominate an individual or a workplace in the following categories: Arts, Culture & Design; Business & the Professions; Community Building; Education, Training & Development; Entrepreneurship; Environmental Sustainability; Health, Wellness & Active Living; Non-Profit & Public Service; Technology and Science Research; and Young Woman of Distinction.

Nominations for the 2017 Women of Distinction Awards are now open and will close on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Metro Vancouver is proud to host the nationally-recognized 34th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in support of their 50 programs and services. Funds raised from the event help women, children, youth and families at turning points in their lives. The Awards is a chance to pay tribute to our community’s outstanding women and organizations and to support much-needed programs and services crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty.


The 2017 awards ceremony will take place Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Group tables are available for booking now with individual tickets going on sale on Monday, February 6, 2017.

Follow the YWCA of Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information along with the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards @YWVanWODA on Twitter.

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

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