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The Minister's Award for Excellence in Championing Gender Equality - VIVE is a new award that promotes gender equality in our lives, workplaces and government.

On March 6, 2020, the Minister for the Women's Equality Branch celebrated International Women's Day (IWD) by introducing and opening nominations for the VIVE Awards. During the celebration, we were privilege to hear stories from students around the province. The Student Submissions received told us about mothers, grandmothers, sisters, neighbours and colleagues; women who have inspired us. Stories not just of their struggles, but also their courage and most impressively, their perseverance. The VIVE Awards were created as a way to highlight and acknowledge these amazing unsung heroes; Community, Youth, Business, Everyday and Government Champions that inspire us all.

In March 2021, the first five recipients of the VIVE Awards will be selected! These Awards will give us an opportunity to highlight not just the great work that is happening around the province as we go through these difficult times, but also the great individuals who are an inspiration and who are working towards advancing gender equality.

The 5 recipients will be selected from the nominations received from across the province. These recipients will be New Brunswickers who have made a significant and sustained difference, who inspire or have championed change and diversity.  

The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2020. The entry form, guidelines and descriptions of the categories are below.

So, who are you going to nominate?

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Nominations are now open.

All submissions are requested to be:
Submitted on the official Nomination Form provided.

Submissions must be e-mailed to by December 1, 2020. 
Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.


Deadline for nominations is December 1, 2020.



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