Because Mothers Matter Awards 2021

|The Because Mothers Matter Awards took place on May 5th, 2021

The MMC celebrates women’s every day — yet extraordinary — achievements with our annual Because Mothers Matter Awards. We recognize both prominent Canadian women as well as a number of outstanding mothers from the HIPPY program. These women all show a commitment to their communities and serve as models for the unique role women play in leading social change.

The 2021 Because Mothers Matter Awards took place on Zoom, on May 5th, 2021 from 5 to 6:30 pm PDT.

The award ceremony was a huge success and we absolutely loved being able to give a platform to our amazing and deserving honourees! At this year’s event Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Cindy Blackstock received the Because Mothers Matter Award for their noteworthy professional accomplishments while giving back to their community. Two HIPPY mothers with extraordinary stories, Nusrat Awan and Jessica Seegerts, were also honoured. Carol Slater was the first recipient of the Trailblazer Award.

During the event, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and Dr. Sharon Johnson presented the premiere of the Mothering During COVID-19 discussion series video featuring HIPPY mothers. The video provided a unique insight into the challenges and resilience of mothering in the global pandemic.

This event and our programs are made possible through the generous support of our partners and donors. 

 Gold Room: $5,000 

Recognition on event materials and opening slideshow – Quarter-page ad in the event program – Exclusive Virtual Room for up to 12 guests – Participation of HIPPY Site Manager in Virtual Room

Silver Room: $3,500 

Exclusive Virtual Room for up to 12 guests – Participation of HIPPY Site Manager in Virtual Room

Individual Access: $300 


What’s an Exclusive Virtual Room? – It’s your table!

We transformed the typical physical table at an event into an exclusive virtual room for our sponsors and their special guests to socialize and meet a HIPPY Home Visitor. The private sessions ran for 10 minutes at the start and end of the program.


Dr. Theresa Tam

Dr. Cindy Blackstock

Nusrat Awan

Jessica Seegerts


The inaugural Mothers Matter Centre’s Trailblazer Mother of the Year Award is a tribute to an exceptional HIPPY program innovator who has built a better world for others.

Carol Slater


Michelle Eliot

CBC Host

Exclusive Media Partner