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Women Holding Hands
The Awards


A Woman of Distinction has made a significant difference in their community by showing vision, creativity, and initiative.  They may have:


  • Been a role model and has inspired others through their leadership

  • Broken new ground or old barriers, and been an agent for change

  • Participated actively as a volunteer

  • Made an impact in their chosen field of endeavor

  • Assisted others to be successful in their achievements 

  • Inspired and encouraged women to take part in shaping the future of their own lives and their communities

  • Been innovative in the way that they approach challenges facing women and the wider community


Who is eligible?

To be eligible to receive a Southeast Saskatchewan Woman of Distinction Award, nominees must:

  • Make their contribution in Southeast Saskatchewan

  • Meet the selection criteria above

  • Posthumous applications will not be accepted

  • Nominators are encouraged to resubmit previous nominations from past years who were not successful in their category.

  • To ensure the organizing committee can appropriately recognize and celebrate all nominees, a preliminary screening process may be applied.


Permission to Nominate

A nominee must be made aware of their nomination. By continuing with this application, you are giving permission to the organizing committee to contact the nominee to receive their consent to the following:

  • The publication of their name, biography, photo, online and in-print. 

  • Will attend both the Nominees' Reception on April 9, 2024 as well as the Southeast Saskatchewan Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon on May 2, 2024. 

  • The media may contact them for an interview and that their employer may be contacted.

  • Allow awards committee to contact them during and following the awards process.

  • Please note:  posthumous nominations cannot be accepted.


Disclaimer:  An awards representative will be contacting the nominee after this application has been submitted to verify information.  Please note that the application may be shared with the nominee following the award ceremony.  Should the nominee not be made aware of this application, the application may be withdrawn by the nominee at that time.

The FIVE awards are:


Innovator Award (Entrepreneurship) presented by SaskTel
A successful entrepreneur who has become an inspirational leader and role model for other women. Have they created or implemented innovative programs, practices, partnerships or activities that significantly improve the lives of women or our community?


Outstanding Contribution to the Workplace Award presented by TS&M Supply
 A woman who reaches beyond her employer's expectations to inspire, mentor and enable others, to improve her workplace or our community.

Outstanding Young Visionary Award presented by Impact Creative SK
This individual under the age of 20 sets an example for others through their efforts and achievements in academics, athletics, volunteerism, or community building.


Equity Award (Non-traditional, Overcoming Barriers) presented by Saskatchewan Blue Cross
Recognizes a woman for her leadership, resilience, and activism to advance efforts to improve the community or the culture for the next generation. Have their efforts included overcoming significant barriers to success?


Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award presented by Steam Est. Industries

This individual will be recognized for their outstanding community service in either a paid position or a volunteer capacity to acknowledge the creation, enhancement or improvement of local programs or our Southeast Saskatchewan community.



Nominations for our 2024 Southeast Saskatchewan Women of Distinction Awards are now open! Register online or download the PDF version and submit by email to Nominations close April 2, 2024 at 5 p.m.

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