Voting for the 2020 Connecting the Community Award is now open!
The recipient of the 2020 Connecting the Community Award will be announced live at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank.
Please note that after much careful consideration, and to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank scheduled for May 11, 2020 until further notice.
Voting for the Connecting the Community Award remains open and will close on its pre-determined date (April 24th at noon).
Here’s how the Connecting the Community award works:
In addition to the award category in which they were nominated, all individual YWCA Women of Distinction nominees are eligible to win the Connecting the Community Award. As the only award category where the recipient is selected by public vote, the Connecting the Community Award helps raise awareness for YWCA programs as well as vital funds for women and children across Metro Vancouver. Each nominee chooses a YWCA cause that is important to her for a chance to donate $10,000, courtesy of Scotiabank, to the YWCA program of her choice.
Eligible YWCA causes include:
- Supporting quality early learning and child care
- Reducing child poverty
- Providing 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.