Since 2010, ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), ACTRA honours a cis gender or transgender female member of notable acting presence by bestowing her with the ACTRA Woman of the Year Award. The following women have been recognized for their contributions to advance women within ACTRA and the recorded media industry, and their advocacy and volunteer work within society.
Sarah Polley (2020) Noreen Golfman (2019)
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Dr. Rita Shelton Deverell (2018)
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Tina Keeper (2017)
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Catherine Joell MacKinnon (2016)
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Amanda Tapping (2015)
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Jean Freeman (2014)
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 Mary Walsh (2013)
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Sandi Ross (2012)
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Tantoo Cardinal (2011)
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Shirley Douglas (2010)