August 29, 2016

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
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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