"Femmy” Award 2016 - Make Your Nominations

Make Your "Femmy” Award Nominations for Outstanding Feminist Achievement in the National Capital Region

To nominate someone for this award, please see the criteria and form below. Winners will be honoured at an International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, 2016 at the National Library and Archives Canada. Nominations must be received by February 19, 2016.


The Femmy Awards are intended to honour people located in the National Capital Region who have made outstanding contributions to the struggle for gender equality. In order to be considered for the award, a nominee must:

  • Identify as a woman and/or other marginalized genders;
  • Identify as a feminist (We realize that some wonderful people and equality activists do not identify as feminists. However, we maintain the "F-word" has a proud history and we'd like to keep using the word "feminism" to describe the struggle for women's equality for now.);
  • Be located in the National Capital Region (We'd love to honour people located elsewhere, but it is just not possible for us logistically. So we challenge other groups celebrating International Women's Day to host their own Femmy Awards and honour their own feminists across the country! For any inquiries or assistance with this, please feel free to contact us.).

We welcome nominees of any age, with a diversity of experiences (volunteer and/or professional), including in the following areas:

  • Activism / Advocacy – nominees may include activists and advocates that have contributed to women’s equality (e.g. through legal, housing, economic, policy, and/or other supports/means);
  • Education - nominees may include educators that have contributed to women’s equality (e.g. teachers, instructors, professors, facilitators);
  • Health – nominees may include individuals that have contributed to women’s physical, mental, sexual and/or reproductive health (e.g. feminist counsellors, social workers, doctors, nurses, NGO staff, etc.);
  • Media – nominees may include journalists, columnists, bloggers, or other individuals providing feminist media commentary (e.g. someone often quoted in the news and/or contributing Op-eds);
  • Research – nominees may include researchers that have contributed to women’s equality (e.g. academics, graduate students, NGO, think tank or union staff).

These are just a few examples, and certainly not intended to be an exhaustive list of possible contributions. We welcome you to nominate anyone that you believe has made a significant contribution to women’s equality in any other area on a local, regional, national or international level.


Send nominations to iwdottawa@gmail.com no later than February 19, 2016.

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