Saskatoon, SK—Kathryn Ford has been named the 2017 Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Kathryn is a force in Saskatchewan’s legal community and has done pioneering work in collaborative law. Her work ensures that all voices are heard and that decisions are made collectively.
She also has been responsible for building capacity for community organizations, including the YWCA and the Prairie Hospice Society, leading expansion and transformation that has strengthened our community and empowered individuals.
“With this award, our community is celebrating all the significant contributions Kathryn has made to empowering others over the years, and all she is still doing. Several years ago, Kathryn was instrumental in building up our own organization during a time of expansion of services and facility. To see Kathryn chosen by our independent selection committee, and recognized publicly as a Woman of Distinction, seems very fitting,” said Shannon Zook, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA Saskatoon.
10 Awards are announced at the upcoming May 31 Awards Dinner. The 2017 Women of Distinction nominees are:
Arts, Culture & Heritage:
Dr. Joan Halmo
Connie den Hollander
Dr. Janet Mola Okoko
Kelly Van Damme
Dr. Chelsea Willness
Health & Wellness:
Dr. Vicki Holmes
Dr. Amy Morris
Leadership & Professions:
Research & Technology:
Dr. Erika Dyck
29 & Under:
Lifetime Achievement Recipient:
Kathryn Ford, Q.C.
The YWCA Women of Distinction Awards are recognized nationally as one of the most prestigious awards for women. Since 1982, Saskatoon’s Women of Distinction Awards have honoured hundreds of women for their leadership and contributions to our community.
The Awards Dinner is proudly presented by PotashCorp, and has raised over $500,000 for YWCA programs since 2012. This year’s Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at TCU Place. Tickets can be purchased on Picatic at www.ywcasaskatoon.com or by calling (306) 244-7034 x 121.
Funds raised through the Women of Distinction Awards Dinner stay here in our community, designated for vital YWCA Saskatoon programs and services nurturing the well-being of women and their families.
For more information about YWCA Saskatoon or to schedule an interview, contact:
Director of Development and Communications,
306 244 7034 extension 132