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  • March 09, 2018

Honouring Women and Girls in Ottawa-Vanier

Leading Women Leading Girls Award

We all know her. She works hard, gives back to her community and leads by example. Every day, she makes our province a better place to live. On March 8th, Ontario is marking International Women’s Day by recognizing the exceptional leadership of women and girls across the province and in Ottawa-Vanier.

International Women’s Day celebrates the remarkable achievements of women across the globe, while recognizing the need for greater gender equality. Enormous progress has been made, but there is more work to do for women to reach their full potential. Everyone in Ontario has a role to play as we work toward that goal. Today, MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers is recognizing the women and girls who are leading change in their communities. The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program celebrates women and girls whose volunteer work has improved the lives of others in their community. Since 2006, Ontario has recognized nearly 1000 leading women and girls.

This year’s recipients from Ottawa-Vanier are:

  • Sabreen Aby-Zeyada
  • Hildana Adan
  • Menal Aman
  • Ruweida Shire
  • Lauren Touchant

The leadership of women and girls is fundamental to building a brighter future and a more equal society for all of us. This award celebrates women and girls whose hard work and contributions inspire others to take a leading role in their community. Think about the women and girls making a difference where you live and consider nominating them for next year’s award.

Celebrating the leadership of mothers, sisters, and daughters in our communities supports the government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives. The Ontario Government is honoured to work with women’s groups and community organizations across the province to support women and girls, advance women’s equality, and improve their economic security.

Learn more about the Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program.