Woman Of The Year

Montreal Council of Women - 2022 Woman of the Year:
Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne

Julie Miville

On May 19th 2022, the Montreal Council of Women was delighted to both honour and welcome our 2022 Woman of the Year Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne. An accomplished, empathetic woman and lifelong activist, we celebrate Senator Miville-Dechêne for her relentless championing of the rights of women and children, both as a Senator and throughout her very successful career in journalism and in public service.

If you were unable to attend or would like to revisit her inspiring talk, please click here.

WOTY and Looking to the Future

Due to the pandemic and restrictions impacting our ability to gather in person, three distinguished women have been honoured by the Council without the traditional flourish of a gala-styled luncheon. It is our sincere hope that as the Montreal Council of Women steps into its 130th year in 2023, we will be positioned to return to our usual in-person format. We will forgo the selection of a Woman of the Year in 2023 as our focus will be on celebrating this anniversary milestone, along with a special in-person ceremony celebrating our most recent Woman of the Year recipients: Sheila Goldbloom (2020), Miranda Potts (2021), and Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne (2022).

Stay tuned for forthcoming information on our 130th celebrations!

Looking Back: WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2016-2021

Miranda Potts

2021 - Miranda Potts
An unsung heroine and tireless advocate for seniors during the pandemic.

Sheila Goldbloom

2020 - Sheila Goldbloom
For exceptional service to the community.

Chantal Hébert

2019 - Chantal Hébert
For her incisive political analysis and commentary.

Margaret Trudeau

2018 - Margaret Trudeau
For her efforts in mental health-issues education.

Dr. Monique Séguin

2016 - Dr. Monique Séguin
For outstanding work in suicide prevention.