Persons Award, 2012

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City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is pleased to announce that our nomination of Caroline Andrew for the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case has been accepted. Status of Women Canada has selected Caroline, as one of five women to be presented the award on October 18, 2012.

As a founder, academic advisor and Steering Committee member of CAWI, we are very proud of the many ways that she has contributed to women’s equality in our city, our country and our world. Caroline Andrew is a professor emeritus, Director of the Centre on Governance and former Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

The Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case were created in 1979 to mark the 50th anniversary of this ground-breaking case, which changed the course of history for women in Canada. Each year, five winners are chosen from across Canada. Recipients are invited to Rideau Hall in Ottawa in October for the awards ceremony and to receive a medal from the Governor General of Canada.Recipients of these Awards continue the tradition of courage, integrity and hard work which the Famous Five of the Persons Case inspired.