EVE Award Recipients

In partnership with Equal Voice National Capital Region and Equal Voice Toronto, Equal Voice honours annually two outstanding women for their contributions to advancing women in public life.

EVE Award recipients are honoured at a special luncheon, hosted in collaboration with the Canadian Club in both Toronto and Ottawa. Recipients are chosen by each chapter in consultation with the National Office.

To read more about previous recipients, click below.

 


Kathleen Wynne

 

Kathleen Wynne

MPP, Premier of Ontario

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Alison Redford

 

Alison Redford

QC, MLA, Premier of Alberta

EVE Award Ottawa 2012

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Andrea Horwath

 

Andrea Horwath

MPP, Leader, New Democratic Party of Ontario

EVE Award Toronto 2012

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Elizabeth May

 

Elizabeth May

OC, MP, Leader, Green Party of Canada

EVE Award Ottawa 2011

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Isabel Bassett

 

Isabel Bassett

former Ontario Cabinet Minister

EVE Award Toronto 2011

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The Honourable Belinda Stronach

 

The Honourable Belinda Stronach

PC, former federal Cabinet Minister

EVE Award Ottawa 2010

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The Honourable Anne McLellan

 

The Honourable Anne McLellan

PC, OC, former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

EVE Award Toronto 2010

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Leona Aglukkaq

 

Leona Aglukkaq

PC, Minister of Health

EVE Award Ottawa 2009

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The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

 

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

PC, CC, QC, former Prime Minister of Canada

EVE Award Toronto 2009

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Frances Lankin

 

Frances Lankin

CM, PC, former Ontario Cabinet Minister

EVE Award 2008

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Her Worship, Hazel McCallion

 

Her Worship, Hazel McCallion

CM, Mayor of Mississauga

EVE Award 2007

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The Honourable Flora MacDonald

 

The Honourable Flora MacDonald

PC, CC, former federal Cabinet Minister

EVE Award 2006

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The Honourable Carolyn Bennett

 

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett

PC, former federal Cabinet Minister

EVE Award 2002

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Who Is Being Her. Supporting Her. Celebrating Her.

Sandy Mayzell

Founder, Dancing Backwards

"Through my project on women and politics, I see how hungry young people are for fairness and equality, and how ready they are to get creatively involved. What they need - what we all need - is the kind of role models and support offered by EV. "

Michal Harewood

Former National Youth Chair, Equal Voice

"Young women are our future and engaging them now is key to ensuring a balanced and vibrant democracy going forward."

Sheila Gervais

Former National Director, Liberal Party of Canada

"Women in positions of political leadership make a huge difference in how campaigns are run – and won – and improve the chances of having legislation adopted once elected because of their collaborative approach to decision-making."

Claire Detheridge

Councillor of 31 yrs, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

"Women have a perspective that needs to expressed. We are an equal to our male counterparts; remember votes for women translate to stronger voices for women. "

Rosemarie Leclair

Chair & CEO, Ontario Energy Board

"Research shows that there is a direct correlation between a corporation's performance and the number of women in the boardroom and C-suite.  Why wouldn't we want to see those same results in politics and government? By supporting Equal Voice's membership campaign, one day we will."

Sarah Onyango

Civic Engagement Advocate

"If we - as women - want to 'be the change' we want to see in our communities and country, we must drive that change by making sure we help get more women - from diverse backgrounds - to the decision-making table at all levels of government. Gender balance in our legislatures and on our city councils is key to the very legitimacy of our democracy. I want to be a part of the change by being an EV Champion. I invite you to join this powerful movement!"

Eugene Haslam

Owner, Zaphod Beeblebrox

"I am pleased to be an Equal Voice Champion; to encourage, empower and support women for full and proactive leadership and decision-making in all levels and facets of Canadian life."

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Dr. Zul Merali

President & CEO, University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research

"I am proud to be an Equal Voice Champion because of the strong role women have played in shaping who I am. Women need to bring their voice to the governance of our country. "

Councillor Jane Twinney

Ward 3, Newmarket, Ontario

"Back in 2010, I had submitted my name to run for municipal office and I won, beating out an incumbent. This was after losing to this particular man in 2006. I didn’t give up and I want to encourage other women not to give up. I encourage women in my community to think about running for office at every opportunity. It has been a wonderful experience and I hope I see more women taking the plunge."

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Thanks also to the Government of Canada (Status of Women & Canadian Heritage) for their financial support.