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.

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. "

Lesia Babiak

Executive Director, Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

"Johnson & Johnson, Family of Companies in Canada has been a sponsor of Equal Voice since 2005. I am proud of Johnson & Johnson's involvement in helping to encourage more Canadian women to seek public office. But as in public life, so too must corporate Canada remove barriers for women keen to serve boards and lead in senior executive positions. Equal Voice is helping to change the face of Canadian politics, but also stimulating important discussion in corporate Canada. I am excited, personally and professionally, to be a part of the EV team."

Stephanie Kusie

Equal Voice Alberta South Chair

""When I ran as a civic candidate, I was shocked by the number of women at the door who indicated that they did not pay attention to politics. Yet, I consistently hear women voicing concerns about issues of government on social media and out in public. What a difference women could make if they chose to be active in our fundamental democratic processes! I am proud to be involved in empowering women to take this initiative. ""

Jenn Jefferys

Research & communications, Equal Voice National Office

"The more diverse the elected, the more democratically-engaged and impassioned the electorate. To exclude women from leadership is downright nonsensical."

Megan Harris

Columnist, Toronto Sun

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

Catherine McKenna

Executive Director, Banff Forum

"Equal Voice is critical because I can't wait 390 years for the gender gap in Canada - in terms of women's political representation - to be closed!"

Nicole Loreto

Vice-President, Communications & Stakeholder Relations, The Royal Ottawa

"We need to bring gender balance to all levels of government. EV is a national organization that can help create that parity"

Elizabeth Weir

Research Fellow in Residence, University of New Brunswick

". . . because it’s taken too damn long!"

Peggy Taillon

President & CEO, Canadian Council on Social Development & Founder, HERA Mission of Canada

"If we want politics to be better, to do better, to reflect the rich diversity of this country and to consider the greater good, we need more women to make their voice heard. "

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. "

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