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Click the video link above to learn more about Connecting the Community Award
Voting for the Connecting the Community Award is now closed. All nominees are also eligible for the Connecting the Community Award. Each nominee selects one of five YWCA program areas to support and provides a quote explaining why.
• Early learning and child care
• Reducing child poverty
• Safe and affordable housing
• Healthy choices for youth
• Preventing violence against women
Nominees are encouraged to use social media to promote their nomination and votes. The recipient of the Connecting the Community Award is determined via a public online voting system. The nominee with the most votes receives the Award and Scotiabank will donate $10,000 to the YWCA program area of the recipient's choice. The award recipient will be announced at the Awards gala, Tuesday May 28th.
In 2012 Wendy Au, Assistant City Manager, City of Vancouver was awarded the Connecting the Community Award. She chose to support YWCA’s initiatives in Safe and Affordable Housing.
Nilusha Alibhai (Scotiabank) & Wendy Au present a
cheque to YWCA CEO Janet Austin.
Please to read more about the 2013 nominees and their Connecting the Community Award quotes.