Betty Jean SutherlandCUPE Nova Scotia Women’s Committee is pleased to announce the new Sister of the Year Award, named to honour Betty Jean Sutherland. A union leader who dedicated her life to raise the voices of all women, an activist and mentor who inspired women within the labour movement and her community to speak out and fight for fairness and equity.

The CUPE Nova Scotia Betty Jean Sutherland Sister of the Year Award endeavors to recognize a union sister who has proven their dedication to the labour movement specifically in advancing equality rights for women. A sister who embodies the principles that Betty Jean lived by.

Do you have a sister in your local who you believe is a committed union member; an activist and leader in her union, community or beyond; and who is dedicated to equity and labour activism? We encourage affiliated locals to nominate someone they feel deserving of the award.

This award will be presented annually at the CUPE Nova Scotia annual convention.

Completed nomination forms MUST be received by April 15 to be considered. No late nominations will be considered.

Nominations must be a member in good standing of a local affiliated to CUPE Nova Scotia.

Nominations must include the completed nomination form and a detailed profile of the nominee, describing her contribution to the labour movement and the advancement of women’s rights, a sister who works to raise women’s voices within the workplace and community.

To nominate a sister from your local, please complete the form and submit to:

CUPE Nova Scotia Awards Committee
271 Brownlow Avenue
Dartmouth, NS
B3W 1W6

Download the form.