March 16, 2017
Mississauga, ON – At a special ceremony today, Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga–Brampton South, honoured women and girls nominated under the province’s Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition Program.
The nominees who received certificates at the ceremony were:
The program acknowledges and celebrates women (in the Leading Women category), and girls aged 18 years and under (in the Leading Girl category) who demonstrate exceptional leadership in working to improve the lives of others in their communities through volunteer work, which includes:
Each year, MPPs invite community leaders, mentors, employers, or other individuals who have experience volunteering with a worthy woman or girl to nominate candidates for the recognition program. Letters of support are gathered to describe how the nominee’s efforts have improved the lives of women and/or girls in her community, how their achievements demonstrate leadership, and the extent of their volunteerism over the past year.
In addition to being the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister Responsible for Accessibility, MPP Mangat is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Status of Women, a new ministry that will address inequality in the areas of areas of poverty, the gender wage gap, gender diversity in leadership positions, and ending gender-based violence and harassment.
“Each year, outstanding women and girls dedicate themselves, as civic leaders, to improving the lives of others around them. Their personal example and accomplishments in helping to build a stronger, more equal community in which everyone can succeed is worthy of celebration.”
– Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga–Brampton South
MPP Amrit Mangat
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