"Femmy” Award 2017 - 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, 2017 at the National Library and Archives Canada. Nominations must be received by February 20, 2017.


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.).

Nominees of any age, with a diversity of experiences (volunteer and/or professional), are welcomed in the following categories. Preferences will be given to nominees who take an intersectional approach to their feminism by promoting gender equality and combating racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, etc.:

  • Youth – nominees may include youth under age 30 who have made contributions to women's equality;
  • Advocacy - nominees may include activists and advocates that have contributed to women's equality at the local, regional, national, or international levels (e.g. through legal, housing, economic, policy, and/or other supports/means);
  • Frontline service provision – nominees may include individuals that have contributed to the provision of frontline services supporting women's health and well-being (e.g. feminist counsellors, shelter and transitional housing staff, social workers, doctors, nurses, etc.);
  • Thought leader – nominees may educators, academics, NGO staff, researchers, or others whose innovative work has contributed to women's equality;
  • 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).


Send nominations to jhansen@amnesty.ca no later than February 20, 2017.

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