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.

Denise Siele

Managing Partner, SEMgroup

"Equal Voice gets it and Canadians get it. Strengthened participation means a strengthened Canada."

Sheilagh O'Leary

Equal Voice Newfoundland and Labrador Chair

""Gender equity in politics is essential to enhancing quality of life for all. Encouraging mentorship for young, aspiring women is my personal mission.""

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?"

Velma Morgan

""Electing more women is a no-brainer. Having diverse voices at the decision making table brings different perspectives and contributes to better public policies that affect us all economically and socially. I am proud to be a part of an organization that supports, celebrates and respects her.""

Alanna Newman

Equal Voice Toronto Co-Chair

"We need to engage more women of all ages in the political process, and help them develop the skills and network they need to succeed. Girls interested in politics deserve strong role models. Quite simply, I want more little girls aspire to be Mayors, Premiers, and Prime Ministers. "

Amy Kishek

Law student, University of Ottawa

"It's about damn time."

Joan Weinman

Principal, The Melbourne Group

"Hillary Clinton recently said that 'the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.' I became a national board member for Equal Voice because I would like to help 'finish the business' of attaining greater gender balance in all levels of government in this country. I not only believe we can ... I believe we must."

Anita Vandenbeld

Member of Parliament for Ottawa West—Nepean

"When a woman runs for office, she learns certain lessons. Why should every woman learn them from scratch? Together we can build on each others' experiences and get much further ahead"

Michael Chong

Member of Parliament (Wellington—Halton Hills)

"Canadians have only one democratically elected voice in the federal government: their locally elected Member of Parliament (MP). Women and visible minorities are underrepresented in the House of Commons, not reflecting the diversity and composition of the Canadian population. This makes it even more important to ensure that MPs from these under-represented constituencies be accorded the respect necessary to give voice to their views and aspirations. That's why I support Equal Voice's #RespectHER initiative."

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."

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