Charlotte Cardin, Coeur de pirate, Fefe Dobson Lead Women in Music Canada Honours Nominees

Other nominees include Tanika Charles, Sad China, JESSIA, Domanique Grant, Nico Paulo, STORRY and Karen Kosowski

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Feb 16, 2023

Women in Music Canada (WIMC) has revealed the long list of nominees for its inaugural honours recognizing the tireless efforts of women working in the Canadian music industry.

Charlotte Cardin, Coeur de pirate, Fefe DobsonTanika Charles, Sad China, JESSIA, Domanique Grant, Nico Paulo, STORRY, Karen Kosowski and Irish Mythen are among the women nominated.

They were chosen from an overwhelming number of submissions by a jury of 22 Canadian music industry leaders and creators as finalists across the WIMC Honours' eight awards categories: Artist of the Year, Distinguished Leader, Entrepreneur of the Year, Excellence in Live Music, International Leader of the Year, Organization of the Year, Trailblazer Award and Women in Music Canada Honour Roll.

"I have been told often over that last few months that this recognition program has been needed for a long time," WIMC Executive Director Robyn Stewart said in a statement. "On behalf of the WIM Canada board, we couldn't be more excited to recognize the long list today, and to bring the Canadian music community together to celebrate March 8th, on International Women's Day. Thank you to all jury, all applicants, sponsors and funders for helping us bring this dream to reality. And above all, congratulations today to all of our long list."

The honours reception dinner and awards will take place on March 8 — International Women's Day — at the Opera House in Toronto. Hosted by CBC's Saroja Coelho, the event will feature performances from Dobson, Sofia Camara, Desiree Dawson, Tia Wood, Liliane Chlela and Sacha. Loreena McKennitt will also be presented with a special induction into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tickets to attend are on sale here.

See the long list of nominees below.

Amanda Power – The Unison Fund
Amber Moyle – Polaris Music Prize
Anna Ruddick – The Unison Fund
Anne Stirk – Spotify Canada
Ashley Bieniarz – Songsmiths
Béatrice Martin – Bravo musique and Coeur de pirate
Carey Riley – Sony Music Canada
Charlotte Cardin
DeeDee Austin
Domanique Grant
Elise Roller – Misfit Music MGMT
Faryal Khan-Thompson – TuneCore
Fefe Dobson – 21 Entertainment Group Inc.
Fredericka Petit-Homme
Heather Gibson – National Arts Centre
Irish Mythen – Irish Mythen
Janna Sailor – Janna Sailor (Allegra Chamber Orchestra)
Jenn Ivanovs – Jives Management
Jessica Holtby – Seeka Sings
Jessica Lemmon – Lemmon Entertainment
Jessika Harling – JESSIA
Karen Kosowski
Katrina Kernaghan – TikTok
Lana Winterhalt – Good + Plenty Producer's Club
Marilyne Lacombe – Mothland
Mary Beth Waldram – Laughing Heart Music
Monika Ouellet – Lazermortis
Nico Paulo
Nicole Auger – Indigenous Music Alliance
Nicole Alosinac – Nicole Alosinac Luthiery
Ryhna Thompson – Envision Management & Production
Samantha Pickard – Strut Entertainment
Sandy Graham – EMG
Shantel Noel – Spotify
Sharine Taylor – Independent / Bashy
Shauna de Cartier – Six Shooter Records
ShoShona Kish – Ishkode Records / Indigenous Music Alliance
Shumaila Hemani – Shumaila Hemani
Stacey Bedford – Bandzoogle
Sunny Chen – Sad China
Tanika Charles
Tyler Tasson – Endemic Marketing
Yolanda Sargeant – Sargeant X Comrade

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