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May 12, 2022 – Ottawa, ON – Women and Gender Equality Canada

The Government of Canada is firmly committed to achieving gender equality. Recognizing the contributions of individuals who play a key role in that effort is essential, as their work can inspire others to make a difference in our country and around the world.

The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, is calling for nominations for the 2022 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. These awards recognize Canadians, including youth, who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of gender equality.

Gender equality depends on all people, regardless of their gender, having the opportunity to participate fully in democratic and public life, attain economic security, and live free of violence. Last year’s recipients Monique Aubry Frize, Caitlin Salvino, Carina Gabriele and Bailey Greenspon are all trailblazers in their respective areas, and their continued work has shaped Canada for the better.

While nominations are accepted year-round, the deadline for nominations for the 2022 awards is July 1, 2022. Get inspired by past recipients and view the nomination guidelines on Women and Gender Equality Canada’s website.  

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