Woman Of The Year

The 2021 Woman of the Year Committee invites Individual members and our Federate Society members to nominate candidates for the 2021 Woman of the Year (WOTY) Award. The Nomination Form / Nomination Criteria is attached.  Nominations must be submitted by November 30, 2020.

The focus/theme of the award this year is on the “unsung heroines” - those who, during these unprecedented times, you feel are deserving for the work they have done and continue to do. We look forward to your active participation in recognizing those whose lives uplift others in our community."-Dolly Dastoor Ph.d  2021 WOTY Chair.

About WOTY

The celebration of the Woman of the Year was started in 1986 by Sophie Economides (MCW life-member) and the late Kay Aksich, in response to the paucity of recognition of women for their achievements and contribution to society.

The Montreal Council of Women publicly recognizes and honours, at the annual Woman of the Year luncheon, an exceptional woman who has made a significant contribution to society. The honoured candidate, by her daily actions, her strength of character and/or her professional path, enriches the community and contributes to the advancement and betterment of all women. She is also an exceptional woman who serves as a role model and inspires others to excel.

Inspiring Women Honoured Since 1986

Here is the list of inspiring and dedicated women who have been honoured by the MCW for their service and contributions to others.


Sheila Goldbloom
Sheila Goldbloom

The Council was pleased with the high calibre of nominees received to our call for nominations for the 2020 Woman of the Year Award.

We are very grateful to all who sent in nominations.

After careful consideration, the committee elected to award Sheila Goldbloom for her distinguished service to women and elder rights. Her dedication to the community, that spans over 50 years, had prompted the committee to determine that the 2020 WOTY will be a Life Time Achievement Award.

The Awards Ceremony and lunch was to be held on April 26, 2020 at the Mount Stephen Hotel but has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves.