Wednesday, July 18

Call for Nominations - Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

To recognize the significant contribution that women make to Canadian society, Status of Women Canada has issued a Call for Nominations for the 28th Governor General's Awards in Commemorationof the Persons Case.

Inspired by the Famous Five, he Awards were instituted by the Governor General in 1979, to honour the 50th anniversary of the "Persons Case" and the five Alberta women whose determination led to a landmark victory in the struggle of Canadian women for equality.

The Famous Five achieved not only the right for women to serve in the Senate, but they and their many contributions paved the way for women to participate in other aspects of public life.

Five awards, in addition to one Youth Award, are presented annually to candidates chosen from across Canada.

Deadline for nominations is August 17, 2007

For more information about the Awards criteria and for a nomination form, contact: Status of Women Canada

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