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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. Many women rise to the challenge as leaders in pursuit of this goal – both in their community and workplace. BPW Canada salutes these women, through its own Awards Program and others, listed below.

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?

Click Here for the Nomination Package. If you're still in need of more information, contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Deadline is March 5th.


GovernorGeneralsAwardGovernor 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-logoRBC 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.

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