On behalf of Status of Women Canada, the Hon. Jane Philpott, MP for Markham-Stouffville is calling for nominations for the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. Each year, these awards recognize five individuals, of all genders and including youth, who have made outstanding contributions in the pursuit of gender equality in Canada.
Gender equality includes the opportunity to participate in democratic and public life, the opportunity to achieve economic security and the opportunity to live free from violence. Our Government is firmly committed to achieving gender equality. Recognizing the achievements of individuals that are helping to advance gender equality is essential as their successes can inspire others to make a difference. Canada needs people of all genders and ages to step up if we are to continue to make more progress toward gender equality.
While nominations are accepted all year, the deadline for nominating someone for the 2017 awards is July 3. To learn more, visit the Status of Women Canada website, which includes a list of past recipients, videos, and the nomination package.