Stittsville’s Eva von Jagow has been selected as one of the 10 inaugural members of the L’Oréal Women of Worth family in Canada.
Chosen from over 300 nominations, von Jagow is being recognized by L’Oréal for her work with DueNORTH and the extraordinary difference she is making in Canada. DueNORTH’s mission is to provide and promote access to nutritional and affordable food to children and youth in Canada’s North.
As a high school student at Sacred Heart in 2012, Eva first learned about the exorbitant cost of food in Nunavut. As a response, she founded the first All That Glam fundraiser to support breakfast programs in Nunavut. Since then $97,800 has been raised for Nunavut breakfast programs.
Out of that initiative, Eva went on to found DueNORTH as a means of raising awareness of food insecurity in Canada’s Far North.
“I am truly humbled to be recognized along with these nine other incredible Canadian women. Most importantly, this award gives all of us at DueNORTH an opportunity to raise awareness about the unique challenges of access to nutritious food in Canada’s Far North and to call on more Canadian individuals and companies to join our efforts”, says von Jagow.
L’Oréal Paris Canada will donate $10,000 to DueNORTH on behalf of Eva. In addition, an additional grant of $10,000 will be awarded to a national honouree based on the results of online voting which will take place at womenofworth.ca from 12:00PM ET on February 28, 2017 to 11:59 PM ET on March 6, 2017.
“We are so proud of Eva, she has a vision, passion and commitment that is contagious. Anyone interested in learning more about the issue of food insecurity in Nunavut or how to help can contact us through the website www.duenorthcanada.ca,” said DueNorth Board Member Anne Paliwal.