YMCA Women of Excellence

Presented by BMO

The YMCA Women of Excellence Gala is a unique event hosted every two years by the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario. All proceeds from this event support the YMCA Strong Kids Program, ensuring everyone has access to YMCA programs and services regardless of their ability to pay. It is one of the many ways the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario fulfills its goal of developing spirit, mind and body in people of all backgrounds, beliefs and abilities in our community.

NOMINATIONS OPEN December 3, 2020

If you know a woman in Southwestern Ontario who has made a unique and exemplary contribution to her field, we hope you will take this opportunity to nominate her for the 2021 YMCA Women of Excellence Awards. The nomination package with information on categories and the submission and selection processes will be posted on December 3, 2020. 

Award Categories:

  • Arts, Culture, Education & Training
  • Business & Professions
  • NEW! Breaking Barriers
  • NEW! Social Justice
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Health, Science & Technology
  • Sport, Fitness & Recreation
  • Young Woman of Excellence

All nominations must be submitted by 3:00 pm EST on January 21, 2021, to be considered. 

 

Join us for our Virtual 2021 YMCA Women of Excellence Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 19, 2021! Tickets will go on sale after our Media announcement of the Honourees on February 25, 2021. 

5:00 PM BMO Blue Lounge Reception with complimentary music
6:00 PM Virtual Program 

Past Honourees

Deb Harvey

Deb Harvey

Arts, Culture, Education & Training

Sponsored by:

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Heather Hiscox

Heather Hiscox

Business and Professions

Sponsored by:

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Kathy Longo

Kathy Longo

Community & Volunteerism

Sponsored by:

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Shantal Feltham

Shantal Feltham

Entrepreneurs

Sponsored by:

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Dr. Bertha Garcia

Dr. Bertha Garcia

Health, Science & Technology

Sponsored by:

3M
Christine Stapleton

Christine Stapleton

Sport, Fitness & Recreation

Sponsored by:

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Serena Tejpar

Serena Tejpar

Young Woman of Excellence

Sponsored by:

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Janet Stewart

Janet Stewart

Outstanding Achievement

Sponsored by:

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See past recipients from other years.  

Past Recipients