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TIME TO NOMINATE AGNES MACPHAIL AWARD RECIPIENT

Do you know a Leasider who is involved in social justice issues – who believes in “thinking globally but acting locally” – and is an outstanding contributor to community life in areas such as women’s rights, fairness to seniors and youth, criminal justice system and penal reform, international peace and disarmament, access to adequate housing, access to adequate health care or access to adequate education?

This person could become the 2017 Agnes Macphail Award recipient. Nominations are open. The deadline for submission is midnight on Thursday, January 25, 2018. The award will be presented on Agnes Macphail’s birthday – Saturday, March 24, 2018. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at the East York Civic Centre starting at 7.00 p.m.

Agnes Macphail was the first woman Member of Parliament in Canada in 1921, and represented the riding of York East (which at the time included East York and a large surrounding rural area) as Member of Provincial Parliament in the 1940s. This award honours her name and accomplishments, as well as celebrating citizens for their extraordinary volunteer efforts.

For more detailed information about the event, visit: http://www.toronto.ca/macphail_award. Nomination forms are also available at the East York Civic Centre and at libraries and community buildings in East York.