Social Change Award


Announcing the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners graphic

Announcing the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners

November, 20th, 2019

Last night we celebrated the 27th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, and today we are proud to announce the six winners of the 2019 awards. These award winners join the five recipients of the up-and-coming entrepreneur ‘Ones to Watch’ award category, which was announced in September of this year. This year’s winners and recipients […]


Meet Geetha Moorthy Founder of SAAAC Autism Centre And 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Social Change Award Finalist graphic

Meet Geetha Moorthy Founder of SAAAC Autism Centre And 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Social Change Award Finalist

October, 28th, 2019

Geetha Moorthy Founder, SAAAC Autism Centre Social Change Award Finalist   Geetha founded the South Asian Autism Awareness Centre (SAAAC) in direct response to the growing need for awareness and support for South Asian families impacted by ASD and related developmental disorders. The centre began with two families, a handful of volunteers, and minimal resources. […]


Meet Laurel Douglas CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre And 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Social Change Award Finalist graphic

Meet Laurel Douglas CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre And 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Social Change Award Finalist

October, 28th, 2019

Laurel Douglas CEO, Women’s Enterprise Centre Social Change Award Finalist   Laurel Douglas is the CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC). WEC is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women launch, lead, and scale their own businesses. Under Laurel’s leadership, WEC has become recognized as one of the leading business resources for women entrepreneurs […]


Meet Pascale Bouchard Executive Director of Leucan And 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Social Change Award Finalist graphic

Meet Pascale Bouchard Executive Director of Leucan And 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards Social Change Award Finalist

October, 28th, 2019

Pascale Bouchard Executive Director, Leucan Social Change Award Finalist   A member of the Quebec Bar, Pascale practiced law for a little over a year before heading into management. She joined Leucan in 2015 as Director of Family Services, and a year later became General Manager. Leucan is a nonprofit organization that supports children with […]


How Latha Sukumar turned a small non-profit translation service into a national success — giving people in need a voice graphic

How Latha Sukumar turned a small non-profit translation service into a national success — giving people in need a voice

June, 18th, 2019

Latha Sukumar was working as a lawyer when a personal experience led her down a new career path. She’s now the Executive Director of MCIS Language Services, a non-profit social enterprise offering translation, interpretation, and consulting to over 800 organizations across Canada — but it wasn’t always such a success. Latha shares how she came […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Cathy Deagle Gammon graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Cathy Deagle Gammon

October, 24th, 2017

  Cathy Deagle Gammon Executive Director, Dartmouth Adult Services Centre (DASC) Social Change Award, EAST DASC is a person-centered, non-profit organization that strives to enhance community, social and economic inclusion for persons with an intellectual disability, providing employment support, vocational day programs and recreation and leisure programs for 180 persons with intellectual disabilities, some of […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Winner: Melissa Sariffodeen graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Winner: Melissa Sariffodeen

October, 24th, 2017

  Melissa Sariffodeen CEO, Ladies Learning Code Winner, Social Change Award Ladies Learning Code, founded by Heather Payne in 2011 alongside Laura Plant, Brenna Hughes and Melissa Sariffodeen, is a national not-for-profit organization championing digital literacy education for Canadians, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip women and youth with technical skills. To date, […]


2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Glori Meldrum graphic

2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Social Change Award Finalist: Glori Meldrum

October, 24th, 2017

  Glori Meldrum Founder & Chair of the Board, Little Warriors Social Change Award, WEST Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse. The charity offers a free workshop to educate adults on how to help prevent child sexual abuse, and the Little Warriors Be […]



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