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Empower Simcoe CEO wins Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award

Claudine Cousins 'humbled' upon winning national award from RBC
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Empower Simcoe CEO Claudine Cousins cuts the ribbon during a ceremony in Orillia. | Nathan Taylor/OrilliaMatters file photo

Empower Simcoe is honoured to announce that CEO Dr. Claudine Cousins has been named the recipient of the Social Change Award: Regional Impact at the 2022 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

Presented by the Women of Influence, and now in their 30th year, the prestigious awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs who have made impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy.

“Claudine has constantly demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication for social change as Empower Simcoe’s CEO. We are proud to have Claudine leading our organization,” says Empower Simcoe president Valerie Scott.

Dr. Cousins was one of seven recipients celebrated at this year’s awards gala on Nov. 23, following a robust nomination drive that saw over 9,000 nominations come in from across the country. The Social Change Award: Regional Impact is dedicated to a female entrepreneur who is making a profound and positive impact in society as a leader of a registered charity, social enterprise or not-for-profit, dedicated to their unique brand of social change

“This prestigious honour is one I’m privileged to share with all Empower Simcoe employees, volunteers, donors and our community partners for their commitment every day to empower the people we support to lead a meaningful and inclusive life,” says Dr. Cousins. “I’m humbled to receive this RBC Canadian Entrepreneur Award.”

For more information on this year’s award winners, click here.