Welcome To Daughters Day

Daughters Day is an initiative to celebrate the lives, contributions and achievements of all daughters; and to work to ensure that every daughter has full opportunity to achieve all she can without discrimination or abuse.

This year’s theme is Spectators No More, which challenges all of us not to remain mere spectators but to firmly engage ourselves in building a civil society that embraces gender equality and dignity in our lives.

Save the Date Poster

Thank you for all of the nominations for Daughter of the Year. Recipients will be announced on August 30, 2018.

Please join us on September 8th, 2018 at 12:00 PM for the Daughter of the Year awards. This is a free, family and community event.

Spaces are still available for the information fair. Please complete the Registration Form to reserve your table.

Also, please consider supporting our work by purchasing an advertisement in the Daughters Day Program.

The advertising rates are as follows:
• Full page ad – $500
• Half page ad – $250
• 50% reduced rate for non-profit organizations

• Full page max size: 3.4” wide by 6.5” high
• Half page: 3.4” wide and 3.0” high

Acceptable formats include .jpg, .gif or .pdf formats.
Please have your ads submitted by email no later than August 10, 2018.

Daughters of the Year 2017

Marianne Ryan Keynote Speaker




Watch Our Video to Learn More About Daughters Day!


We will post information about Daughters Day 2018 when it becomes available. Keep checking back for more! Did you miss attending Daughters Day? You can also find more information about previous events by clicking the link below!

DOY Award

The Daughter of the Year Award is given to recognize significant contributions to the community, and to celebrate those responsible. Keep checking this page for information about nominating someone as a Daughter of the Year for 2018.


Help support Daughters Day financially by becoming a contributor. All donations $10 and over will receive an income tax receipt. Also, we often have opportunities for volunteers to help out with our events, both before, during, and after.

Our Values



Dreams and objectives of establishing a Civil Society in Canada with its population from 193 nationalities, dozens of religions, dozens of cultures, and dozens of languages cannot be achieved unless 50 percent of the population – females – achieve gender equality with the other 50 percent without the threat of violence and discrimination.


The mission of Daughters Day is for the elimination of gender inequality, violence, and discrimination against girls and women at home, at school, in the workplace, and on the street. We will also be celebrating achievements and successes of girls and women on Daughters Day, as well as their dreams and aspirations.


Daughters Day began with a celebration on September 1st, 2012, in Edmonton’s Churchill Square. The celebration included speakers who educated about the role of daughters in building a civil society and shared messages to respect human rights of girls and women, and to abhor violence against them. Click below for more history!