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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Rachel Notley

 

Rachel Notley

Premier of Alberta

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Who Is Being Her. Supporting Her. Celebrating Her.

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. "

Kimothy Walker

CTV Ottawa News Anchor

"How can we NOT want more women as leaders in politics and business? How can we not want more role models for Canadian girls? How can we not develop public policies that reflect the needs of all citizens to help Canada flourish? How can we not want to be a shining example to other countries where women are silenced?"

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."

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!"

Elizabeth May, MP

Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader, Green Party of Canada

"Why should you join Equal Voice? Do you want your voice to be equal or do you want your voice to be 24% of the male voices that dominate Canada's Parliament? Do you want Canada's Parliament to rank 45th out of 189 countries in terms of representation of women? You should join Equal Voice because you want to be represented, and you are no longer willing to be embarrassed by this country's poor record. Women are needed in Parliament, and only you can get us there. "

Etana Cain

Legislative Assistant, Office of MP Craig Scott

"You can call Equal Voice, and they will always be there - not only to explain how politics works for women - but to support female candidates and advocate for change. To me, EV is crucial to ensuring we build a parliament that better reflects the diversity of our country."

Lynne Hamilton

Immediate Past Chair Equal Voice

"Electing more women is just common sense."

Lana Cuthbertson

Equal Voice Alberta North Chair

""Let's get to 50 percent.""

Amy Kishek

Law student, University of Ottawa

"It's about damn time."

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."

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