GROUP ACHIEVEMENT NOMINEES
For achievements by a group of women that impact and/or improve our community or our society.
Award Presented by:
Rachelle Garcia, President, Kitchener-Waterloo Business Women's Association
100+ Women Who Care Waterloo
100+ Women Who Care - Waterloo Region (100WWC) is a group of inclusive, enthusiastic & empowering women who meet quarterly to learn about local charities in need allowing them to give back to the community. Each quarter, three charities are presented and one is selected to receive a donation from the group. 2023 marks an exciting year as they look forward to celebrating two milestones: their 10th Anniversary/40th meeting and surpassing $800k in total donations.
Bennies Prom Committee
When policy changes prevented some local high schools from hosting a prom, the St. Benedict’s Prom Committee stepped up to ensure their graduating class could still celebrate. The five young women who lead the committee (Aviana, Ciara, Daniella, Hannah, Makenna) lobbied the School Board and these efforts went viral in the local media, building positive momentum. The group has been working hard to design an event that all students can attend. They are considering everything from allergies, disabilities, varying backgrounds, and financial assistance. The focus on collaboration and inclusion will make prom most memorable as they celebrate ‘A Night in Old Hollywood’.
Community Support Connections’ Exercise Team
Community Support Connections (CSC) is a non-profit organization that promotes the health of the whole person through our support services. Using a client-centred approach we offer personalized care to help people to live a healthy life in the comfort of their homes. The CSC Exercise Team is comprised of a group of 15 women who provide the Virtual Exercise Program. These ladies daily exude joy, enthusiasm, kindness, commitment, and know how. One can easily feel that each person is noticed, welcomed, accepted, valued and loved. They create intentional relationships and mutuality with all of us while providing gentle exercises that target all ages and ability levels.
Mamas for Mamas KW
Mamas for Mamas KW is a non-profit organization that supports caregivers and families facing various poverty-related struggles in the community. Their goal is a future where no Mama or child is left behind. Over the past year, the Mamas team has managed initiatives including a holiday program that sponsored over 200 children, a back-to-school program, SWAP events supplying necessities to families, food aid, hygiene drives and birthday support programs. Volunteers engage with families to further connect them to resources already available in the community and then step in to fill any additional gaps cost free.