Monday, February 18, 2019

L'Oreal Paris Canadian Women of Worth

Beauty brand L'Oreal Paris "Because I'm Worth It" announces 2019 Canadian Women of Worth Honourees and invites Canadians to vote for their favourite at womeofworth.ca. Each candidate will be awarded $10,000 towards their charity and the winner will receive another $10k charity donation on International Women's Day. This is the third annual Women of Worth program and you can see more details and vote online until March 4th.

“We couldn’t be prouder to applaud these changemakers. Their steadfast resolve and achievements are truly remarkable,” said Milan Mladjenovic, General Manager, L’Or√©al Paris Canada. "Every year we’re profoundly moved by the stories that accompany these crusaders – and this year is no exception. I feel tremendous privilege acknowledging these notable women who are making our world a better and brighter place.”

The ten honourees for 2019 who lead the challenge to foster change and inspire others are as follows, in alphabetical order as provided by L'Oreal Paris.

"Ishita Aggarwal, Mom’s The Word (MTW) in Vaughan, ON supports homeless and low-income expectant mothers fight maternal poverty, health illiteracy and infant morbidity.

Toyo Ajibolade, Lady Ballers Camp in Toronto, ON actively engages racial minority girls and young women from low-income households. She removes gender, social and economic barriers so these women can participate in recreational programs, educational activities, leadership and employment accessibility.

Lynda Debono, Sarah & Claire’s Food Drive in Toronto, ON is driven to mobilize youth in her community, and rally around the impact of food insecurity, while feeding hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Isabelle Ducharme, Keroul - Montreal, QC is an advocate for increasing the accessibility of cultural and tourist services for those living with limited physical abilities in Quebec.

Katie Mahoney, We Are Young in Halifax, NS is granting unfulfilled wishes to elders in the hope to bridge the gap between generations, raise social awareness of the inequalities of seniors and honour the role they play in society.

Danielle Main, Leash of Hope Assistance Dogs in Vancouver, BC founded a non-profit program that rescues dogs and trains them to be service dogs for people with a variety of disabilities, allowing them to regain their independence. She is blind and has the first trained guide dog from the program.

Dr. Eliza Olson, Burns Bog Conservation Society in Delta, BC is dedicated to the protection and sustainability of the unique ecosystem of Burns Bogs for future generations and champions environmental stewardship through education in her community.

Adeola Deborah Olubamiji, STEMHub Foundation in Mississauga, ON endeavours to expand the ambitions and accessibility for females, visible minorities and underserved youth to pursue education and careers in the fields of science, math, technology and engineering studies (STEM).

Lynne Rosychuk, The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation in Morinville, AB supports victims of domestic violence, including families and children of all ages and genders. They help those in need find safety and resources to begin their journey of healing. As well, they are building a safe haven, Jessie’s House.

Nicole White, Moon Time Sisters in Saskatoon, SK is an activist for women’s rights and social equality and helps supply menstrual products to those with little or no access in Northern Indigenous communities and beyond."

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