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Because Mothers Matter Award

June 10, 2016

Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Host Because Mothers Matter Award

OTTAWA—Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will host the second Because Mothers Matter Award for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Canada, during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

During the event, Dr. Julie Payette, O.C., and HIPPY mothers Ms. Erika Infante Pizarro and Ms. Jenny Duquette will receive the award for their distinct and distinguished service as leaders in their communities. Her Excellency will deliver brief remarks.

About the HIPPY Canada Because Mothers Matter Awards
Because Mothers Matter Awards are given to prominent Canadian mothers who have achieved noteworthy success while giving back to their communities and to HIPPY mothers who embody the courage and determination of HIPPY families and serve as models for the unique role mothers play in leading social change.  

The evidence-based program works with families in the home to support parents, primarily mothers, in their critical role as their child’s first and most important teacher. HIPPY strengthens families and communities by empowering mothers to actively prepare their children for success in school. HIPPY has served more than 7 500 low-income, newcomer and Aboriginal mothers. For more information, visit


Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office. 

Media information

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office

Tobi Reid
Senior Program Assistant, HIPPY Canada

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