Congratulations to the Governor General Award Recipients

CFUW sends its sincerest congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the awards during a ceremony at Rideau Hall today to the following six laureates:

Madeline Boscoe, R.N., D.U., of North Vancouver, British Columbia, who has dedicated more than 30 years to improving women’s health in Canada.

Nancy Hartling, of Riverview, New Brunswick, who is a passionate advocate for women, focusing on domestic violence and poverty.

Lucie Joyal, of Boucherville, Quebec, who has worked tirelessly for more than two decades to eliminate violence against women and children.

Sharon Donna McIvor, of Merritt, British Columbia, has devoted close to three decades of her life to advancing equality for Aboriginal women.

Kim Pate, of Ottawa, Ontario, who is an internationally recognized advocate for marginalized, victimized and criminalized women.

Youth Award recipient Amber JoAnn Fletcher of Regina, Saskatchewan, who is an advocate for equality issues and social justice.

We commend these women on their amazing work, and wish them the best of luck as they continue to advocate for social justice, equality and to improve the status of women. Congratulations!

You can view photos from today’s ceremony here.

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