Deagle-Gammon finalist for RBC Canadian women award

FALL RIVER: The executive director at Dartmouth Adult Services Centre (DASC) has been named a finalist for the 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards in the Social Change category.

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognize the country’s leading female entrepreneurs. Now in its 25th year, the program is an initiative of Women of Influence, an award-winning organization dedicated to advancing Canadian women. They will be handed out on Nov. 22.

Out of over 6,400 nominees, 18 Finalists from coast to coast have been selected to represent six Award Categories.

The Social Change award is dedicated to a female entrepreneur committed to social change in our communities. These nominees have garnered extraordinary support from their community as champions for philanthropy and volunteerism.

Deagle Gammon, who lives in Fall River, is one of three regional finalists being recognized in this category, representing the Eastern region.

More than quality programs for adults with an intellectual disability, DASC gives individuals the support they need to realize their true potential and become active members of their community. Through a variety of vocational day programs and community employment programs, DASC ensures that each client can find personal fulfillment.

“I’m so honoured to be able to share the story of DASC and the stories of the inspiring women and men we get to work with everyday,” said Deagle Gammon in a release. “For more than 50 years, we have been working to build a more inclusive, and compassionate Nova Scotia.

“Through the growing community of clients, staff, volunteers, and DASC’s private and public partners, we feel like we are getting closer every day. To have this work and our centre recognized by RBC’s Women of Influence Awards is an incredible privilege. I’m humbled to be named among this year’s nominees.”

The winners will be announced and celebrated at the 25th Annual Awards Gala, hosted by Diane Francis, editor-at-large for the Financial Post, on Nov. 22, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

The RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards recognizes female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursuing their dreams. These awards recognize business women from three major regions across Canada: East, Central and West. All nominees were required to submit thorough applications, which are reviewed and judged by a panel of prominent business leaders and subject to a due diligence performed by Deloitte Private Client Services.

“As a community, Canadian female entrepreneurs represent a powerful economic force is that is truly impressive and their impact is growing,” said Alicia Skalin, Co-CEO, Women of Influence Worldwide Inc. “Over the history of the program, we have been honoured to contribute to their future success by recognizing the achievements of this remarkable group, not only offering increased exposure and a new source of credibility, but the opportunity to become an inspiring role model for future leaders.”