The Mandate of BPW Canada is
To develop the professional and leadership potential of women in Canada through education, awareness, advocacy and mentoring within a supportive network
BPW Canada Recognition Award: Reel Women Helping Women 2017
During the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), BPW Canada hosted a Celebration event at the Ritz Carlton Toronto to demonstrate their commitment in showcasing women's achievements in the film industry and close the gender gap in male dominated industries and professions.
President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla presented the Inaugural BPW Canada Recognition Award to Erika Olde BPW Grand Cayman member, Co-Producer of "Woman Walks Ahead" and Founder of Black Bicycle Entertainment at the Ritz Carlton Toronto.
BPW Canada was thrilled to partner with TIFF’s Share Her Journey campaign to champion female storytellers and support women in the film industry. All proceeds from the silent auction of the inaugural Reel Women Helping Women Celebration event were donated exclusively to this cause.
BPW Canada Visionary Awards During Canada 150
After the 46th Annual General Meeting which took place in Moncton, New Brunswick, BPW Canada Delegates embarked on a trip to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial, the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The 2017 AGM ended on a high note with a presentation by President Jenny Gulamani-Abdulla entitled "Steering BPW Canada during Canada 150: Carving a Collective Bold Vision". The presentation can be accessed by logging in as a member. Visionary Awards were presented in Charlottetown as BPW Canada members took their seat around the Confederation Chamber Table.
BPW Canada Centennial Recognition Awards
During the 45th Biennial Convention in Calgary, Alberta, BPW Canada marked the Centennial Year of Women's Suffrage. One hundred recipients, organizations that work hard each and every day across Canada to advance women, received the BPW Canada Centennial Recognition Awards. The list of recipients can be accessed here.
Leadership Award Program
Rebranded in 2014, BPW Members or clubs can nominate and award the BPW Leadership Award to BPW Members and non-BPW members in their community at the national level. This is so BPW Canada not only recognizes its own members but other outstanding women leaders across the country. Nominations may come from clubs or provinces but may also come directly from individual members in good standing.
What does the award consist of?
The BPW Canada Leadership Award will consist of three items:
- A framed certificate
- A glass award engraved with the leadership focus and the name of the recipient
- A piece of jewellry designed by international jewelry designer, Rachel Mielke of Hillberg & Berk (the jewellery will reflect the donor (BPW) within the design)
How many awards can be given?
The local clubs and national organization can decide if they wish to award one or more than one recipient. (As there is a fee to sponsor a recipient at the local or national level, the number of awards is restricted by the funding available).
Note: Although the National award will be presented only in convention years, a local club may choose to award every year.
What would be the process for national recipients?
Deadline is March 5th.
Governor General Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case
Created in 1979 and based on the Persons Case, The Governor General Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created to mark the 50th anniversary of the win that legally declared women as persons. Each year, five recipients are chosen to reflect and celebrate the "Famous Five".
As BPW Canada is an organization of and for women, we strongly encourage our members, and women across the nation, to take part in these awards, whether by nominating or following the news on it.
To learn more about the awards, click HERE.
RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
This prestigious award offers Canadain Women Entrepreneurs to gain national recognition for their part in contributing to the local, national and global economy.
To date, over 15,000 women in Canada have been nominated for this award and over 120 have been presented for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements.
We strongly encourage all of our members to take part in these awards either by nominating a woman they know, or following the news on it. Click here to read about it.
To learn more about the awards, click HERE.