May 24, 2024

April 16, 2024 – On March 27, the Lt. Governor of Ontario,  Edith Dumont, honored Canadian Filipino lawyer Alicia  Natividad as one of the “ Femmes remarquables Ottawa Distinguished Women Lifetime Contribution  Award in Ottawa. 

On behalf of Members of Ottawa City Council, and Ottawa city Mayor Sutcliffe, lawyer Natividad  was also presented  with the congratulatory message by  Anita Vandenbeld, MP Ottawa West Nepean,   for her professional achievements and exemplary contributions to enriching the quality of living of “diverse members of our community.”


Alicia NatividadAlicia Natividad with Ontario Lt. Governor Edith Dumont. Photo credit: Dawn McLeod Photography.


In addition to this award (Ottawa Distinguished Women – Lifetime Contribution (2023) for her lifetime contributions to her Filipino heritage and  her passion to push gender equality, and active participation in the community at large, Alicia has received many other awards and certificates of appreciation.  Most notable are the following:

Ontario Women’s Liberal Commission Donna Dale Award (2019) - Order of Ottawa (2015) - The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012) - The Province of Ontario Leading Women, Building Communities Award (2012) - Philippine Presidential Award for Overseas Filipinos & Associations (2004) - Record of Honour, J/Nikira Dinqinesh Education Centre, Inc. (2004) - Most Outstanding Filipino Canadian Award (2003) - The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) - The Business and Professional Women’s Award (1994). INCLUSION: - AsiaNetwork Who’s Who (2010 Edition) - Who’s Who in Canadian Women, 1995 to 1999 Edition.

Alicia is very much involved with the Filipino community in Ottawa and gives legal advice to Filipina nannies who are mistreated by their employers in Canada. She also actively promotes women, especially Filipino women, who want to run for political office as one way that women can affect policy changes in government and society.

CanadianFilipino.Net is honored to join her many admirers in wishing her more success in her work for improve the status of women and enhance their quality of life in Canada.   

Editor of Canadian Filipino Net
Eleanor R. Laquian has written four best-selling books, and co-authored four others with husband Prod Laquian. She has served in various capacities at the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research as manager of administration and programs; editor and chair, publications committee; and primary researcher of the Asian Immigration to Canada project. She has a degree in journalism from Maryknoll College in the Philippines, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of the Philippines. She did postgraduate studies at the School of Public Communications,  Boston University in the U.S.

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