Watch and learn about four recipients of this year’s Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities award. Hear the accomplishments of May Ye Lee, Shakira Abubakar, Jessica Van Der Veer, and Nicole Fortier.
The Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities program celebrates women and girls in Ontario who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities. Since 2006, over 325 Ontario women and girls have been recognized for their exceptional community involvement.
Your local MPP is responsible for the nominations in your community. For further information, please get in touch with your local MPP's office.
Nominations for 2013 are now closed. Visit this page again for 2014 nomination information. Watch videos about some of our previous winners below:
Francophone culture advocate Nicole Fortier from Orléans is a Leading Woman in her community. In her own words, watch and learn about what community involvement has given her.
Shakira Abubakar is one of this year’s recipients of the Leading Girls Building Communities award. Her catalyst was working with orphans in Ghana. Her most recent project is instilling leadership skills in young women in Ontario. Get inspired by her story.