Pam McConnell will be remembered as a tireless advocate for women’s rights and social justice in the City of Toronto. She was a member of Toronto City Council from 1994 (then Metro Toronto Council) to 2017 and was the former Chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Standing Committee on Increasing Women’s Participation in Municipal Government. She was the Champion for the City of Toronto’s Protégée Program, a mentorship program matching young women with City Councillors intending to increase women’s representation in electoral politics.

In remembrance of Pam McConnell, the Protégée Program is pleased to present the Pam McConnell Award for Young Women in Leadership, to recognize the exceptional leadership of young women in the City of Toronto.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria

The Award is open to young women residing in the City of Toronto, between the ages of 19 and 26 upon the application deadline (February 16, 2018), who:
• Have demonstrated exceptional leadership skills through a proven track record of volunteer and/or paid work in the community-based sector
• Have shown a commitment to social justice work through creating or leading community-based programs or services for vulnerable youth or residents in Toronto
• Have inspired other young women through formal or informal mentorship

Young Women in Leadership Award Application