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The Nellie McClung Foundation Receives Centennial Recognition Award

WINNIPEG – On Saturday, August 13, 2016, The Nellie McClung Foundation was recognized as a recipient of a Centennial Recognition Award. This award is given by the Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW Canada) and acknowledged 100 Women’s Organizations for their work in 100 years of women’s suffrage.

The Centennial Recognition Award was presented at the BPW Canada’s 45th Biennial National Convention in Calgary, and pays tribute to The Nellie McClung Foundation’s vision of rights for women.

Nellie McClung was a founding member of the Calgary BPW chapter. First Vice-President Jenny Gulamani-Abulla, said “As the local chapter draws closer to its 90th Anniversary next year, we are reminded of Nellie McClung’s famous quote: “Women are going to form a chain; a greater sisterhood the world has ever known”.


The Canadian Federation of Business and Professional Women is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and non-partisan organization that works to improve the economic, political, social and employment conditions of working women in Canada. It provides a training ground for developing professional, business and leadership potential in a safe and supportive environment.

BPW Canada’s Centennial Recognition Award Recipients’ list

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters Alberta Human Rights Commission: Education & Engagement Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Alberta Women’s Institutes Alberta Women’s Science Network APSEC Safe House Ask Her Aventa Treatment Foundation For Women Awo Taan Healing Lodge Bow Valley College: 1000 Women Rising Boys and Girls Club of Calgary Big Brothers and Big Sisters Calgary Board of Education: Alice Jamieson Girls Academy & Nellie McClung School Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse (CCASA) Calgary Council of Women Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association Calgary Inferno Calgary United Way: Women’s Leadership Council Calgary Women in Energy Calgary Women in Finance Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter Calgary Women’s Soccer Association Canadian Association For the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity Canadian Association of Women in Construction Canadian Board Diversity Council Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives Canadian Council for Muslim Women Canadian Federation of Junior Leagues (and Calgary Chapter) Canadian Federation of University Women Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses Canadian Research Institute For the Advancement of Women Canadian Voice of Women For Peace Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan Canadian Women’s Foundation Canadian Women in Communications and Technology Carleton University: Centre for Women in Politics and Public Leadership Catalyst Centre for Women in Business Citizens For Public Justice Crossroads International Dalhousie University: Office of Human Rights, Equity, and Harassment Prevention DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada Discovery House Family Violence Prevention Society Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary Equal Pay Coalition of Ontario Equal Voice Alberta Every Woman Foundation Executive Women International Famous 5 Foundation Fast and Female Federation of Canadian Municipalities Girl Guides of Canada Girls Action Foundation Girls 20 Global TV: Women of Vision Habitat for Humanity Handsome Alice Theatre Heritage Park – Nellie McClung House Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) Justice For Girls Legal Education Action Fund Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Making Changes Association of Calgary McGill’s Desautels Women in Business National Association of Women and the Law National Council of Women of Canada Native Women’s Association of Canada Nellie McClung Foundation North East Calgary Women’s Clinic OXFAM Canada Plan Canada Prince Edward Island Coalition for Women in Government Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary Soroptimist International of Western Canada Stardale Women’s Group University of British Columbia: Institute For Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice University of Calgary: Women’s Resource Centre University of Toronto: Faculty of Social Work University of Winnipeg: Institute of International Women’s Rights Up For Debate Winsett Centre Women Building Futures Women’s Centre Calgary Women’s Enterprise Centre Women’s Executive Network Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Women in Aerospace Women in Communications and Technology Women in Film and Television Alberta Women in Leadership Foundation Women in Need Society Women of Influence Women Transforming Cities Women Working in Calgary Young Women in Business Network Young Women of Energy Young Women of Power YWCA: Sheriff King House & Mary Dover House


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