Because Mothers Matter Awards 2023

|The Because Mothers Matter Awards will take place on May 10th, 2023

It’s an event unlike no other, and you’re invited. The Mothers Matter Centre (MMC) celebrates the everyday yet extraordinary actions made by women across Canada at our annual Because Mothers Matter Awards.

The 2023 Because Mothers Matter Awards will take place in person and on Zoom, on May 10th, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm PDT.

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About the event

The event spotlights stellar achievers – from prominent Canadian moms to a select circle of outstanding mothers involved in the HIPPY program. All deeply committed to their communities, these women exemplify the uniquely powerful role of mothers to lead social change.

The theme of 2023’s Gala is The Legacy of Change: Principles, Practice, and People – a legacy each honouree has brought to the world by contributing to the HIPPY program’s life-changing work over the last 23 years.

The event’s Mother of the Year is Debbie Bell, founding CEO/President of the Mothers Matter Centre. We’ll also celebrate three outstanding HIPPY Coordinators – women who themselves began in the program as HIPPY mothers and have committed their lives to operating HIPPY sites across Canada. Plus, we’ll bestow a further honour with the Trailblazer Award, presented to the Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, who has demonstrated foresight and boldness to forge positive change.

Location of event

SFU Joseph and Rosalie Segal Centre, Room #1400 – 1430

Cet événement ainsi que nos programmes sont rendus possibles grâce à la générosité de nos partenaires et mécènes. 

Celebrating Debbie Bell’s 30 Year Legacy

Debbie Bell, CEO, Mothers Matter Centre

BMMA 2023 Honourees

Luz Buritica (2009-2023) Outstanding Coordinator

Osiris Lopez (2000-2023) Outstanding Coordinator

Daniela Pau (2009-2023) Outstanding Coordinator

Trailblazer Award Recipient

Hon. Hedy Fry (1998-2023) Trailblazer Award

Tickets and Table Access

Gold Table: $5,000

Recognition on event materials and opening slideshow – Quarter-page ad in the event program – Table at the event for up to 8 guests

Silver Table: $3,500 

Exclusive Virtual Room for up to 12 guests – Table at the event for up to 8 guests

Virtual Table: $3,500

Recognition on event materials and opening slideshow – Virtual table for an unlimited number of guests

Individual Access: $300 


Non-Profit Access: $150

Master of Ceremonies

Gloria Macarenko, CBC Host

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