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The YWCA Montreal, its Foundation and Cascades Tissue Group are proud to present the Woman of Distinction Award, Environment category to a woman who stands out for her passion and commitment to protecting the environment: Sylvie Guilbault, executive director of Les Amis de la montagne.
Selected by independent volunteer committees, Guilbault was honoured on September 30, 2014 at the 21st Women of Distinction Awards, held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
The 13 Women of Distinction Awards were granted to women from various sectors—business, the arts, education, science, sports, health, and the environment—who have stood out for their passion, perseverance and talent. The awards were presented by several generous partners, all equally influential in their respective fields.
Louise Roy, O.C., O.Q., Chancelor and Chair of the board, Université de Montréal and Chair of the board, Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations (CIRANO), and member of the Board of Governors of Les amis de la montagne was also honoured Woman of Outstanding Achievement.
Since 1994, the Women of Distinction Awards, organized by the YWCA Montreal, has honoured the achievements of more than 240 women.
Since 1875, through its innovative, tailored programs, the YWCA has helped thousands of women and girls by increasing their skills, self-esteem, autonomy and personal growth, and by striving to prevent violence. The organization is working to build a better future for women and girls in a just society where they have the power and opportunity to realize their full potential.