Subject: Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Awards
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:25:03 +0000
I am pleased to let you know that Ontario is kicking off its annual awards program that celebrates the contributions of women and girls in communities across the province.
Nominations are now open for Ontario’s Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Awards. This has been an enormously successful program in our community. In Ottawa Centre, 92 women and girls have been recognized with this award since its launch in 2006, more than anywhere else in the province! Past winners include women who have made a positive difference in their communities by acting as a positive role model, encouraging girls to get involved in non-traditional careers, and championing issues such as financial security, diversity and healthy relationships.
There are so many women and girls whose leadership and actions are improving the lives of others and setting a good example. I encourage you to take this opportunity to recognize their efforts.
To nominate someone, simply fill out the attached form, answer three short questions about the nominee, and attach three letters of support. These letters must be unique to each nominee and should indicate how the nominee’s work has improved the lives of others. Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee.
Applications must be submitted to my office by January 10, 2014, so that I can submit them to the Ontario Women’s Directorate in time. If you have any questions, or need any help completing your application, please do not hesitate to contact my Community Office.
Recognizing women and girls who are helping to build stronger communities is part of the new Ontario government’s plan to build a successful, compassionate and united province where everyone has the opportunity to connect, contribute and enjoy a high quality of life.
Yasir Naqvi, MPP