“Women of Distinction Awards 2021 – Health Care Hero Nominees
YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards is dedicated to highlighting women and girls in Hamilton and Halton who have made a real impact during the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, we have reimagined our award categories to shine a light on those at the forefront of Covid-19, including frontline workers, innovators, advocates, change-makers, young trailblazers, and everyday heroes who rolled up their sleeves in response to the pandemic. This award honours a woman who is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all people in her community. Through her work in the health care sector, she has directly responded to the needs of individuals impacted by the pandemic. Perhaps she is a doctor, a nurse, a medical officer or individual working in long-term care who provides patient advocacy, support and care. She is called by her duty of care and shows up time and time again for those who need her. She elevates the value of physical, mental or spiritual well-being of each person she comes across and demonstrates leadership in health care, athletics, recreation and/or community programming. She inspires and empowers individuals to make positive change in their overall health, supports the concept of building healthy neighbourhoods, and strives to make a difference in the lives of others.”– Hamilton YWCA YouTube Channel March 2021.