Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank is our premier fundraising event, honouring extraordinary women leaders, while highlighting YWCA programs and services that improve the lives of thousands of people each year across Metro Vancouver.
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank also honours businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse needs of their employees.
The 37th annual YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank has been postponed until further notice.
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.
Our priority is the health and safety of everyone in our YWCA community. We are closely monitoring advice and recommendations from provincial and federal health authorities.
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards presented by Scotiabank means so much to our organization and community and raises critical funds to support some of Metro Vancouver’s most vulnerable families. We are working with JW Marriott Parq Hotel to organize another date and plan to gather and celebrate our outstanding nominees later in the year when it is safe to do so.
Voting for the Connecting the Community Award remains open and will close on its pre-determined date (April 24th at noon).
Meet the 2020 Nominees
Meet the 2019 Recipients
Attend the Event
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Connecting the Community Award
The Women of Distinction Awards is YWCA Metro Vancouver's premier fundraising event. Proceeds help fund YWCA programs and services for low-income mothers and their children across the Lower Mainland.