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Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities
Recognition Program

The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program acknowledges and celebrates women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities through volunteer work, such as:

  • Breaking down barriers and encouraging women and girls to get involved in careers where women are underrepresented;
  • Actively promoting equality, diversity, healthy equal relationships
  • Preventing violence against women and girls
  • Reducing racism and discrimination
  • Encouraging women and girls to participate in any part of public service
  • Acting as a positive role model by mentoring, coaching, leading events or organizations
  • Providing a positive example to women and girls in their communities

Who is eligible for the award?

  • Leading Girls Building Communities nominees must be girls or young women under the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past.
  • Leading Women Building Communities nominees must be women over the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past. Nominees who have received the Leading Girls Building Communities award may be nominated for the Leading Women Building Communities award if they have different accomplishments.

How do you nominate someone?

Your local MPP is responsible for the nominations in your community. For further information, please get in touch with your local MPP’s office. Nominating MPPs must represent the area that contains your home address.  

Nomination Requirements

Two (2) Letters of Support: the letters must be unique to each nominee and must address these three areas:

  1. Describe how the nominee’s efforts improved the lives of women and/ or girls in her community.
  2. Explain how the nominee’s achievements demonstrate her leadership.
  3. Please specify the number of volunteer hours the nominee contributes annually. _____ hours

Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee. Letters of support from family members are not accepted.

How will nominees be informed that they are receiving the award?

Recipients receive a Certificate of Recognition and a congratulatory letter from the Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues.

How are the awards presented?

The award may be presented in the community by your local MPP.