LGBTory: 2nd Annual LGBT Outreach Award
LGBTory presents its 2nd Annual LGBT Outreach Award to Michelle Rempel
April 27, 2018
The Albany Club, Toronto
LGBTory Canada is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2018 LGBT Outreach Award is Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MP Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill). We invite you to join us at Toronto's Albany Club on April 27 for the award presentation and at a reception where you will have an opportunity to meet Ms Rempel.
The LGBT Outreach Award is given annually by LGBTory Canada to a Canadian Conservative politician who has made significant contributions to fostering the acceptance and inclusion of LGBT people.
Ms Rempel is being recognized for her outreach to Canada's LGBT community and for her important advocacy work on behalf of disadvantaged and threatened minorities around the world.
In 2010 Ms Rempel was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the "Future Leaders" category by the Women's Executive Network. In November 2014 she was named one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine. In 2016 she was selected as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders, an organization that recognizes the “unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next generation leaders. Bold, brave, action-oriented and entrepreneurial, these individuals commit a portion of their time to jointly shape a better future and thereby improve the state of the world.“ Rempel was named one of "Alberta's 50 Most Influential People of 2016" by Alberta Venture Magazine referencing her "strong debate performances in the House of Commons and for her fierce support of women in politics."
First elected to Parliament in 2011, she served under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment and subsequently as Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. She currently serves in the Shadow Cabinet of Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer as Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Ms Rempel's support was crucial in the successful effort to amend the CPC's Policy Declaration in 2016, which removed language excluding same-sex couples from the party's definition of marriage. She has been a passionate advocate for trans rights in the debate around the federal government's BIll C-16. She is a strong defender of the rights of minorities world-wide, including the rights of the Yazidi people in the Middle East and persecuted LGBT populations overseas.
Please join us in recognizing Michelle's outstanding contributions to diversity and LGBT inclusion. Tickets and information are available here:
- Apr 27, 2018 19:00
- Apr 27, 2018 21:00
- Contact Person
- Eric Lorenzen