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The Courage of Covid

YWCA Hamilton will leverage the Women of Distinction platform to shine a light on the women and girls who have rolled up their sleeves in response to the pandemic. Join us for a special edition of our annual Women of Distinction Awards Program.

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Nominate a woman in an award category

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Meet the remarkable award winners of 2019

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Interested in learning more about the 2021 Women of Distinction Awards? Find out when our ticket portal opens, get reminders about the event and celebrate the Courage of Covid nominees by subscribing.

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Sarah Ernest

Director of Philanthropy & Communications
sernest@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 ext. 107

For sponsorship and partnership inquiries.

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Emma Reilly McKay

Communications Coordinator
EReilly-McKay@ywcahamilton.org

(902) 522-9922 ext. 321

For media inquiries.

Sarah Alizerig

Philanthropy Coordinator
salizerig@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 x 314

For sponsorship & advertising inquiries.

Mirela Marceta

Mirela Marceta

Events & Community Fundraising Coordinator
mmarceta@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 x 171

For nomination, table & ticket sales, auction item donations & dietary inquiries.

Felicia Van Dyk

Felicia Van-Dyk

Philanthropy Coordinator
fvandyk@ywcahamilton.org
(902) 522-9922 ext. 315

For sponsorship & advertising inquiries.

Malgosia Sienkiewicz

Malgosia Sienkiewicz

Donor Relations & Database Coordinator
msienkiewicz@ywcahamilton.org
(902) 522-9922 ext. 181

For donations, tax receipt or auction inquiries and donations.

Natalie Gonsalves, Social Media Coordinator

Natalie Gonsalves

Digital Content Coordinator
ngonsalves@ywcahamilton.org
(902) 522-9922 ext. 111

For social media tips, tricks and toolkits.

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