The Canadian Women’s Foundation has announced that this year’s Michele Landsberg Award recipient is CEMA member Jill Andrew. The award, granted annually, recognizes young women who are outstanding feminists in the area of media or activism. Jill’s commitment to women’s issues is evident in her journalism, volunteerism, work and education.
Beverley Wybrow, CWF President & CEO said: “ Jill infuses everything she does with a passion for teaching others about the issues facing women and girls in Canada,” She is currently a Women & Gender Studies Masters student at the University of Toronto.
“We selected Jill Andrew for this year’s Michele Landsberg Award because she exemplifies the purpose of the award, which is to recognize the leading work of a young woman in journalism and activism on women’s issues. Jill’s passion and commitment to women’s issues is evident in her journalism, volunteerism, work and education. She does an excellent job of bringing women’s issues to the attention of the public and creating understanding of, and action on, the issues. She is a dynamic and creative young leader and we are happy to recognize her with this award.”
The Michele Landsberg Award was created to honour the tremendous impact that Michele Landsberg has had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada and to celebrate the next generation of women who are working toward the goal of social equality for women and girls.