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NWAC’s Executive Director, Lynne Groulx, Named One Of Canada's Most Powerful Women

Ottawa, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) Executive Director, Lynne Groulx LL.L., J.D., was named one of Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner presented by KPMG.

Groulx was recognized in the “Trailblazers & Trendsetters” category for being the first in her field making outstanding contributions to Canadian society. She is paving the way for culturally appropriate and gender-specific services and supports for Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people at NWAC with the upcoming launch of its new building the “Social and Cultural Innovation Centre”.

NWAC’s new building will feature a Resiliency Centre, an Indigenous-led health and wellness centre to promote healing for survivors and their families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). There is a current gap in Canada and a desperate need for culturally safe supports, especially with the National Inquiry into MMIWG coming to a close.

“It’s an honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women, especially among so many other inspirational women who have made significant contributions influencing a better future for everyone,” said Groulx. “I hope this will shed light on the importance of culturally appropriate and gender-specific services.”

The Top 100 Winners pays tribute to women across Canada who serve as an inspiration for the next generation of leaders.

“All 100 are role models for the generations who will follow – which is why it’s very important to recognize and celebrate their great achievements,” said Sherri Stevens, CEO of WXN.

For a full list of winners, please visit https://wxnetwork.com/wxn/top100winners/.


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About The Native Women’s Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is a National Indigenous Organization representing the political voice of Indigenous women, girls, transgender, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. An aggregate of Indigenous women’s organizations from across the country, NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies.

À propos de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada

L'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada (AFAC) est une organisation autochtone nationale qui représente la voix politique des femmes, des filles, des transgenres, des bispirituels et des personnes de sexe différent au Canada, y compris les membres des Premières nations vivant dans les réserves et hors réserve, les Indiens inscrits et non inscrits, les personnes privées de leurs droits, les Métis et les Inuits. Regroupant des organisations de femmes autochtones de tout le pays, l'AFAC a été fondée dans le but collectif d'améliorer, de promouvoir et de favoriser le bien-être social, économique, culturel et politique des femmes autochtones au sein de leurs communautés respectives et des sociétés canadiennes.