Women with Heart Award nomination deadline coming up Feb. 15

The Women's Contact Society is accepting nominations for its annual Women with Heart Award until Wednesday, Feb. 15.

The Women’s Contact Society is accepting nominations for its annual Women with Heart Award until Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Consideration for the award includes the following criteria:

• Passion for their work, career or volunteerism

• Generosity of spirit

• Positive impact on the community

• Success

• Leadership

• Advocacy on behalf of those less fortunate than themselves

• Raised public awareness about violence against women and girls

• Raised public awareness about barriers faced by women and girls.

Nominations must be received in written form and include the nominee’s name and contact information for both nominee and nominator.

The nomination must include an essay of not less than 200 words and not more than 1000 words describing the attributes, values, qualities and contributions of the nominee.

Past winners of the Women with Heart Award are CMHA crisis line volunteer Lynnette Cobb in 2016, youth worker Denise Deschene in 2015, educator June Striegler in 2014, Child Development Centre founder Aileen Hewett in 2013, and First Nations advocate and educator Joan Gentles in 2012.

Nominations should be submitted to the Women’s Contact Society, Attention Irene Willsie, Box 4094, Williams Lake, B.Cc V2G 2V2  or emailed to I.willsie@womenscontact.org.