The Nellie Awards

Congratulations to all of the recipients of the inaugural Nellie Awards, presented at the Centennial Gala on January 28th, 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre. The Nellie Awards recognize Manitoba women who have followed Nellie McClung’s footsteps through their contributions to social justice, the arts, and promoting democracy.

For a full list of award winners and bios...

Thank You for your Support of the Centennial Gala

The Nellie McClung Foundation would like to thank aoo of the sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees who helped to make the Centennial Gala: Celebration 100 Years of MB Women's Right to Vote a tremendous success.

See more about the event and photos

Recent News

Foundation Names First Ever Recipient of the Nellie McClung Foundation Arts Legacy Award

WINNIPEG—On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, visual artist Megan Krause became the first recipient of a new established arts award, named for legendary Canadian Nellie McClung. The Nellie McClung Foundation Arts Legacy Award recognizes a woman who is emerging in her artistic practice, or a collective of emerging women artists, whose artistic work seeks to engage […]

Nellie McClung Foundation Announces Arts Legacy Award

The Nellie McClung Foundation is pleased to announce the new Nellie McClung Foundation Arts Legacy Award. PURPOSE Nellie McClung was a social innovator who challenged the thinking of a generation and empowered Canadian women. Her creative efforts ranged through humanitarian endeavours, oratory, and writing. To honour the vision of Nellie McClung, and in recognition of […]

Nellie and her Peers Honoured as Minister John Baird Unveils New Canadian Passport

The Nellie McClung Foundation congratulates Minister John Baird on his announcement that the new Canadian Passport will feature Nellie McClung – and the famous five. Having these women as one of the watermarks on the passport acknowledges their roles as pivotal figures in Canadian history as they join other figures such as explorer Samuel de […]

Nellie McClung Foundation Celebrates 100th Anniversary of The Political Equality League

It was a sea of pink on October 11, 2012 at Winnipeg’s historic University of Women’s Club, as women from across Manitoba gathered to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Political Equality League. This event was hosted by the Nellie McClung Foundation as one of the legacy celebrations that lead up to celebrations for Manitoba […]

Nellie McClung Foundation Establishes Endowment Funds for Advancement of Women

After the successful campaign to erect a statue of Nellie McClung and unveiling on the grounds of Manitoba’s Legislative grounds in 2010, the Nellie McClung Foundation is pleased to announce its latest achievement: the establishment of two endowment funds. At the foundation’s own Nellie McClung Legacy Event on October 14, 2011, amongst a group of […]