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10 Award Recipients Named at PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

  Celebrating Women and Raising Funds to “Lift as You Climb” Saskatoon, SK—At the Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, 50 nominees were recognized for their leadership and contributions in Saskatoon and area. Kathryn Ford was named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, recognition for her pioneering work in […]

Kathryn Ford Recognized as Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Saskatoon, SK—Kathryn Ford has been named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Kathryn is a force in Saskatchewan’s legal community and has done pioneering work in collaborative law. Her work ensures that all voices are heard and that decisions are made collectively. She also has been responsible for building capacity for community […]

Recognizing the Potential of Young Women: CIBC Presents 29 and Under Award

At the May 31 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner, CIBC will return as sponsor and presenter of the 29 and Under Award. Bev Matthies-Wiens is a senior leader with CIBC’s team, and has taken an increasingly significant role in the Women of Distinction Awards® event over many years. She describes the culture of balance and […]

Women of Distinction Awards Make an Impact on Community: Kinsmen to Present Award

You know, the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and YWCA Saskatoon are old friends. Well, some of our members are actually young, but our organizations have worked together in our city for ages. The historic Kinsmen Park gates mark the entrance to the YWCA main doors just off 25th Street. And the Kinsmen have actively raised […]

Inspiring Educators Recognized at the Women of Distinction: Award Presented by Cameco

Looking back on 35 years of Women of Distinction Awards®, there have been many strong women recognized for their contributions in Saskatoon and area. The women celebrated for their contributions as educators stand out among many remarkable women and recognizable names. These are influential change-makers in our community. Last year’s Women of Distinction Education Award […]

Powerful Words Kicking off the Women of Distinction Awards: PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde

With only 2 months until the 2017 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, we are remembering great moments from the 2016 Awards, and the impactful speakers, award presenters, and award recipients who took the stage. PotashCorp’s Leanne Bellegarde kicked off the Awards in 2016 with powerful words from her heart and her personal experience. As […]

2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Dr. Maureen Reed: Sustaining Our Communities

We are remembering some great memories from the 2016 PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, with all of the excitement and energy and celebration. Here are Dr. Maureen Reed’s inspiring words about the remarkable achievements of all of the women nominated and recognized at the awards dinner. She talks about the significant role women have […]

Writing a Compelling and Complete Biography for a Woman of Distinction

Are you preparing a Women of Distinction award nomination? Likely your nomination package is coming together beautifully so far… There is a woman you admire for her accomplishments throughout her career. It took a little convincing, but she has agreed to let her name stand! You’ve told her that a Woman of Distinction nomination is […]

2017 Women of Distinction Awards “Honour and Thank Women in Our Community”

PotashCorp to Sponsor Women of Distinction Awards®, Nominations and Tickets Now Open   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, February 3, 2017 – YWCA Saskatoon is pleased to announce that PotashCorp will return as the title sponsor of the PotashCorp YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in 2017. Through its investment, PotashCorp has been a long-standing supporter of local community programs, with […]

October 19 Open House and AGM

Wednesday, October 19 is the YWCA Saskatoon Annual General Meeting, and all community members are welcome to attend. This year our focus our mission: to nurture well-being of women and families through inclusive services and supports. Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Time: 2:00-4:00 Open House tours and refreshments, 4:00-6:00 Guest Speaker Shelley Joseph and AGM, […]