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Area women, girls being recognized for community contributions

Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth says women and girls play an important role in Ontario. The provincial Ministry of the Status of Women is accepting nominations for the annual Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program.

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Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth says women and girls play an important role in Ontario. The provincial Ministry of the Status of Women is accepting nominations for the annual Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program. Supplied Photo

(STAFF) - Nominations are now open for the annual Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program.

It is an award for women and girls who are improving the lives of others through volunteer work and is organized through the provincial Ministry of the Status of Women.

The program hopes to break down barriers and encourage women and girls to get involved in careers where women are underrepresented and also to be role models.

Reducing racism and discrimination and preventing violence against women and girls are some of its other goals.

Since its launch in 2006, nearly 1,000 women and girls from across Ontario have been recognized.

“They play a key role in helping Ontario to grow as a fair society and strong economy,” said Barrie MPP Ann Hoggarth.

Individuals, organizations, schools and community groups are encouraged to contact her for information on how they can nominate Barrie-area women and girls for the award.

Leading Girls Building Communities nominees must be girls or young women under the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past.

Leading Women Building Communities nominees must be women over the age of 18 who have not received the award in the past.

The nomination period closes January 20, 2018.

Visit www.citizenship.gov.on.ca to learn more.



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