The Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis Charitable Foundation (CPC Halifax Cornwallis) is a committed group of volunteer women totally focused on helping those in need in our community since 1988. The Halifax Cornwallis chapter is one of the most active and successful Progress Clubs in Canada. We are proud to support Phoenix, HomeBridge Youth Society, Adsum House and Nova Scotia Special Olympics locally, and Canadian Special Olympics nationally.
Our Signature Event
Progress Women of Excellence Awards
November 19, 2014 – World Trade & Convention Centre
Nominations deadline extended to August 15th.
The Progress Women of Excellence Awards Gala takes place each November. Hosted by the Canadian Progress Club Halifax Cornwallis, 2014 marks the 25th year for this prestigious event! This annual fundraiser, hosted in support of Phoenix is the only one of its kind in the Province. It honours 19 inspirational women who play an important role in our community. Women at the pinnacle of their professions are recognized in the following categories: Arts and Culture, Communications/Public Affairs, Education and Research, Entrepreneur/Innovator, Health Sport and Wellness, Management and the Professions, Young Woman of Distinction and in 2009 the first recipient of the Women of Excellence Life Time Achievement Award Ruth Goldbloom was honoured.
Over 40 volunteers work hundreds of hours to ensure this evening is both successful and memorable. Through honoring these women, Progress Club not only raises vital funds, but also works to increase Phoenix’s profile in the community. This evening helps to restore hope and dignity to the lives of youth who need a second chance.
To date, well over $1 million has been raised for Phoenix Youth.
The nomination process for the awards begins in May. In September, a selection committee scrutinizes numerous nominees to select recipients. Each year, a young woman from Phoenix is invited to share her story and inspire the hundreds of people in attendance – a magical night, indeed.
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