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.

Megan Leslie, MP

Deputy House Leader for the New Democratic Party, Environment Critic

"Working together we can reduce barriers for women in all aspects of politics from political research, writing and organizing, to running for elected office. Having legislatures and decision-making bodies that truly reflect gender balance in this country will create a better Canada for all Canadians – let’s get going!"

Hon. Carolyn Bennett

MP (St. Paul's) & Chair of the federal Liberal Women's Caucus

"At Women’s College Hospital the motto is Non Quo Sed Quo Modo – “it’s not what you do but how.” It’s the same in politics and more women change not only what is discussed but how we work together to make change in the public good. "

Megan Harris

Columnist, Toronto Sun

"Increased involvement of women in political leadership roles strengthens Canadian democracy."

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!"

Kathleen Walsh

Operations Coordinator, Rideau Institute

"I want to see more women in politics so that that one day it will no longer be acceptable for the media to concentrate on a female politician's appearance rather than her policies. I believe EV can, and does, help shape the media's portrayal of women in politics."

Shari Graydon

Founder, Informed Opinions

"The only way we're ever going to achieve a more equitable distribution of the social costs of perpetuating the species is for women to be sharing our experience-informed perspectives in the corridors of power."

Lynne Hamilton

National Chair, Equal Voice

"Electing more women is just common sense."

Kerry Patterson-Baker

Product and Partner Communications MBNA, a division of TD Bank Group

"Women remain stubbornly under-represented in Canada’s boardrooms and legislatures. I have long supported initiatives that work to remove the obstacles that limit a woman’s ability to take their rightful place as leaders and decision makers. This campaign illustrates the ways in which we can all move this important objective forward: BE her, SUPPORT her, CELEBRATE her. I hope you will help."

Hon. Lisa Raitt, MP

Minister of Transportation

"Studies have proven that women improve the management and performance of companies. Meaning that we, as women in politics, must also be improving the management and performance of this country. So I will continue to work to ensure there are more women. This is not only an issue of moral or ethical equality - it's just good sense."

Rebecca Scott

Regional Director, Extendicare Assist at Extendicare & EV Toronto Co-chair

"I know so many strong, inspiring, intelligent women with innovative ideas. I am a part of Equal Voice because I want to ensure they are encouraged to share their talents with the public to improve our country! "

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