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Subject: Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities 2017 Nominations OPEN
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2016 15:45:59 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear friends,

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities Recognition Awards! This award acknowledges and celebrates women and girls who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities.

Eligibility Criteria:

Leading Women:

Nominees must be 18 year of age or older at the time of nomination and have not received this award in the past. Nominees who have received a Leading Girls Award may be nominated for the Leading Women Award if they have different accomplishments.

Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional community leadership to improve the lives of others and have made substantial contributions through volunteer work.

Nominees must have worked to improve the lives of others in one of the following ways:

  • supporting the participation of women from diverse cultural communities in social and economic community life;
  • taking initiative to foster communities where women and children can live free from violence;
  • promoting women’s and girls’ health and well-being through education, community services and/or research;
  • providing young women with mentoring, guidance, coaching and opportunities for self-improvement;
  • supporting women’s participation in their chosen field or endeavouring to remove barriers in the workplace or field of work; or,
  • encouraging women to participate in any part of public or community service.

Leading Girls:

Nominees must be under 18 year of age at the time of nomination and not have been nominated in the past.

Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional community leadership to improve the lives of others and have made substantial contributions through volunteer work.

Nominees must have worked to improve the lives of others in one of the following ways:

  • breaking down barriers and encouraging girls to get involved in careers where women are underrepresented;
  • actively promoting issues such as equality, diversity, healthy equal relationships, preventing violence against women and reducing racism and discrimination;
  • encouraging girls to participate in any part of public or community service; or,
  • mentoring, coaching, leading events or organizations and being a leader for women and girls in their communities.

Nomination Instructions:

A nomination form is attached to this email. This form needs to have supporting documents attached and both Section A and B completed, including:

  • nominee information;
  • MPP information; and,
  • Two Letters of Support: the letters must be unique to each nominee and must address the three questions listed in Section B of the nomination form. Letters may be submitted by a community leader, mentor, employer, or another individual who has experience volunteering with the nominee. Letters of support from family members are not valid in this case.

Deadline:

We will be accepting nominations until January 13, 2017. Please send this form and the attached supporting documents to my Community Office by email at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or by mail to:

109 Catherine Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0P4

We need the leadership of women and girls to build a fair and equitable society. This award celebrates women and girls whose hard work and contributions inspire others. As the Member of Provincial Parliament for Ottawa Centre, I am pleased to be able to honour exceptional women and girls in our community. Think about the women and girls you know who are enacting positive change and consider nominating them for next year’s award. I look forward to hearing from you about the women and girls in Ottawa Centre who are making a difference.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to my Community Office at ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org or 613-722-6414.

Sincerely,

Yasir

Yasir Naqvi, MPP
Ottawa Centre

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Subject: REMINDER: Leading Women/Leading Girls, Building Communities 2017 Nominations
Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:54:08 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear Friends,

I am writing to let you know that the deadline for the Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Awards is closing in. We want to ensure that all the contributions of women and girls in our community get recognized and celebrated!

The nomination deadline has been extended to this coming Monday, January 16, 2017 for the enormously successful program.

In our community of Ottawa Centre, 138 women and girls have been recognized with this award since its launch in 2006! 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 two 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 Monday, January 16, 2017 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 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.

Sincerely,

Yasir‎

Yasir Naqvi, MPP

Ottawa Centre

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