Honouring Outstanding Mothers: 2019 Because Mothers Matter Awards

The Because Mothers Matter Awards celebrates women’s everyday – yet extraordinary – achievements. Each year, the Mothers Matter Centre recognizes a prominent mother who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to her community and two outstanding mothers from our HIPPY program who are models for the unique role mothers play in leading social change and ensuring better outcomes for their children.

Please join us at the


May 8, 2019, 5:30 TO 7:30 P.M.

LOCATION: Vantage Venues, 150 King St. W, 27th Floor, Main Dining Room, Toronto, ON

Please join us for a reception featuring inspiring speakers, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails as we celebrate these mothers’ achievements and support the HIPPY program.

TICKETS: Individual Tickets: $200 (LINK), Half-table of 4: $750 (LINK), Table of 8: $1,500 (LINK)

The Event

We are awarding the 2019 Because Mothers Matter Award to

ELYSE ALLAN, former President and CEO of GE Canada. Ms. Allan is an inspirational model for women in business and a champion of programs that help women work better, live better and succeed professionally. As a mother, she understands the importance of being her child’s teacher while also developing professionally and contributing to Canada’s economy.

We are also recognizing two HIPPY mothers who will be receiving honorary awards:

ATHENA YU is a single mother to two daughters. Her older daughter is autistic and the younger one has Sensory Process Disorder: “It was quite a journey for my girls and me and the HIPPY program has been part of our daily routine. HIPPY gives us more opportunities to reach the girls’ potential.”

FERNANDA BUENO, mother of a six-year-old daughter, was a HIPPY mother and now works as a HIPPY Home Visitor. HIPPY has given her a lot of confidence which she now likes to share with the mothers she works with: “I feel like I was like them. I can sit with the moms and talk about their experience and their lives. I always tell them: If you need me, give me a call, I am always going to be there.”

Thank You For Supporting Our Mission:

All proceeds of the event will go to the Mothers Matter Centre and the Multicultural HIPPY programs in the Greater Toronto Area. Donations are welcome here.

For more information, please contact Georgia Pyle, Fundraising Coordinatorgpyle@hippycanada.ca

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:





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