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Governor General Presented Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case
OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case to five laureates during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, on Monday, October 18, 2010.
In 1929, five women from Alberta won the judiciary battle that granted Canadian women the right to be recognized as persons. The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were established in 1979 by the government of Canada, with the support of former governor general, the Right Honourable Edward Schreyer, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this historic decision. These awards have highlighted Canadian contributions to the advancement of women’s equality and have celebrated Canada’s evolution as an inclusive society.
The 2010 laureates are:
Marie Louise Fish, Elgin, Ontario
Lucille Harper, Pomquet, Nova Scotia
Kerline Joseph, Delson, Quebec
Anne Michaud, Montréal, Quebec
Barbara Mowat, Abbotsford, British Columbia
For more information, and to see pictures of the event, please click here.
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Twenty women from across the country, running a variety of businesses in wide-ranging markets from translation services to chemical distribution, have signed
on as the pilot group to certify as Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) by WEConnect Canada. These early adopters can
look forward to reaping the many benefits that will result, including their company
profiles in the WEConnect Canada database that our corporate members access; the opportunity to meet with procurement officers
from member corporations; education, training, coaching and mentoring programs; invitations to forums presented by corporate
members; and the chance to do business with other certified firms, run by like-minded, high-growth women business owners.
"Since I am looking to grow my business, I am getting certified through WEConnect Canada because I hope to increase the visibility and profile of
my 20-person company to a group of corporations that a business of my size would normally not have access to," says Michele Bailey, President &
CEO of Blazing Design Inc. in Oakville, Ontario. "WEConnect Canada is important to woman entrepreneurs in Canada because we are growing businesses at
four times the rate of men and increasing employment opportunities."
"I think it's the greatest opportunity women entrepreneurs in Canada could hope for - it gives us the chance to compete fairly and to demonstrate our
abilities as business leaders on a level playing field," adds Brenda vanDuinkerken, President of Duinkerken Foods Inc. in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Lise Alain, LA Translations and Design Ltd., Vancouver, B.C.
Isabel Alexander, Phancorp Inc., Brampton, ON
Susan Baka, Bay Communications & Marketing Inc., Toronto, ON
Michele Bailey, Blazing Designs, Oakville, ON
Robina Bernard, Clik-Clik Systems Inc., Mississauga, ON
Kathyrn Buck, bMod Communications, Montreal, QC
Janet Campbell, Mrs. McGarrigle's Fine Mustard, Merrickville, ON
Diana Cuttell, IMI Material Handling Logistics, Orillia, ON
Dale Gantous, InGenius, Ottawa, ON
Marla Kott, Imprint Plus, Richmond, C.-B.
Donna Kutter, Dare Marketing, Mississauga, ON
Leslie Meingast, The Personnel Department & Galt Group of Companies, Vancouver, B.C.
Barbara Mowat, Impact Communications Ltd., Abbotsford, B.C.
Margaret Ramsdale, Omega Frontline Apparel, Vancouver, B.C.
Myra Sable, Sable & Rosenfield, Toronto, ON
Marci Schnapp-Rafael, New Media Links, Toronto, ON
Nicole Senecal, SoSen Inc., Montreal, QC
Melanie Sibbett, Two Crazy Ladies, Toronto, ON
Brenda vanDuinkerken, Duinkerken Foods Inc., Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Marnie Walker, 401 Bay Centre, Toronto, ON
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