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Connecting the Community Award

Voting for the 2016 Connecting the Community Award is now closed

Voting for the 2016 Connecting the Community Award closed on May 13, 2016. The recipient of the Connecting the Community Award was announced live at the Women of Distinction Awards event on June 8th.

Congratulations to Traci Costa who chose to support early learning and child care as her YWCA program area of choice.

Please click HERE to view the quotes of our 2016 nominees.

Here’s how the Connecting the Community award works:

All YWCA Women of Distinction nominees are eligible to win the Connecting the Community Award, which raises vital funds for women and children across Metro Vancouver. Each Women of Distinction nominee chooses a YWCA cause that is important to her for a chance to donate $10,000, courtesy of Scotiabank, to the cause of her choice.

Eligible YWCA causes include:

  • Supporting quality early learning and child care  
  • Reducing child poverty
  • Providing safe and affordable housing for single mothers and their children
  • Creating healthy choices for youth
  • Preventing violence against women

Each nominee shares her cause and why it is important to her, through social media. The public votes online and the nominee with the most votes receives the Connecting the Community Award. Scotiabank then donates $10,000 to her chosen YWCA cause on the night of the Awards.