Applications Open for Persons Case Awards 2018– Celebrating Gender Equality Advocates

Deadline: 4 July 2018

Status of Women Canada is seeking applications for its Persons Case Awards 2018 to recognize Canadians, including youth, who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality.

Gender equality depends on all people – regardless of gender – being empowered with opportunities to participate fully in democratic and public life, to attain economic security, and to live free of violence. The Government of Canada is firmly committed to achieving gender equality, and recognizing the contributions of individuals who are playing a key role in that effort is essential; their work can inspire others to make a difference in the country and around the world.

The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created in 1979 to mark the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case, which changed the course of history for women in Canada. Over 200 people from coast to coast to coast have received the award since 1979.

The nomination process is ongoing. Once the annual yearly deadline has passed, nominations are presented to the Jury, an independent body reflective of the diversity of Canadian society. The Jury reviews all nominations and makes recommendations to Status of Women Canada. If a nomination is received after the deadline has passed, it will be considered the following year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any group or individual is welcome to submit a nomination for a Persons Case Award. Individuals may not nominate themselves. Past candidates and recipients have included:
  • Corporate leaders or board members;
  • Volunteers;
  • Facilitators and advocates;
  • Artists;
  • Community activists;
  • Specialists in issues facing women and girls; and
  • Academics and researchers.
  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens.
  • Youth award candidates must be between 15 and 30 years of age, and all other candidates must be over 30.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: Canada

For further information, please visit Status of Women Canada.

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