Lenore Lukasik-Foss – SACHA’s Director – is a proud feminist who recently was awarded a Woman of Distinction award.
Here is the words she shared on the night of the ceremony:
Good evening and thank you. I am so deeply honoured to accept this award tonight and really overwhelmed. I want to acknowledge Rae Pemberton and Tara Coffin Simpson – my co-nominees: who are Women of Distinction. I also want to thank my amazing colleague Katherine Kalinowski for nominating me, all the awesome women who supported my nomination, my amazing family (many whom are here tonight) and to the YWCA for organizing this event.
I have been so privileged to do work that I love alongside passionate, dedicated people – first at Good Shepherd Centres, now at the Sexual Assault Centre.
Right now we are experiencing an amazing moment in our efforts to end violence against women. Even a few years ago, people would politely back away from me at parties when they heard that I work at the Sexual Assault Centre or found out I am a proud feminist.