The Gender Equality Coalition of Ontario


Annual Gender Equality Trailblazer Award

The Gender Equality Coalition of Ontario is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to empower all genders to achieve gender justice in our society.

The Gender Equality Trailblazer award will be given to an individual in our community who has demonstrated a commitment to Gender Justice.  We will look at advocacy and awareness activities aimed at creating a more gender equal community. The nomination period is open from July – September. The recognition will be awarded in late October honouring Women’s History Month.

What does the award include?
The Gender Equality Trailblazer Award will consist of:

  • A framed certificate
  • An award engraved with the Gender Equality Coalition of Ontario name and logo, the name of the recipient and the year.

What are the criteria for nominees?
The nominee must:

  • Advanced a gender equality cause in our community
  • Challenges Gender-related systemic barriers
  • Practices critical self-reflection to help better their work
  • Raise consciousness and expectations of those around them
  • Identify and challenge exclusions and stereotypes

What does the nomination package include?
The nomination package must include:

  • Nomination form signed completed by the nominator
  • Completed 250-word testimonial describing the nominee’s achievements and contributions to gender equality in our community.
  • Advocacy summary
  • Nominee bio
  • Additional recommendation letters (optional)

If you know a Trailblazer in our community, please send the required information to the Gender Equality Coalition of Ontario Nomination Committee by Sept 28th, 2021.

The Gender Equality Coalition of Ontario Nomination Form

  • Nominee Information:

  • Nominator Information:

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  • Once your nomination has been reviewed to ensure it meets the criteria, we will send a confirmation email to the nominator. The nomination committee will review all submitted nominations and the award recipient will be chosen during mid-October. The $250.00 and trailblazer Award will be presented to the recipient as part of our Women’s History Month events.

This project has been supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

Women and Gender Equality Canada

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