Ottawa, ON — The National Police Federation would like to congratulate the late Constable Heidi Stevenson for being named to the 2020 edition of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners. Each year, the Women’s Executive Network releases a list of talented women whose contributions to their workplace and the communities they serve deserves special merit.

Thousands of talented women across the country are nominated annually to the Top 100 list, but only a select few are chosen. This year’s Top 100 list features a new category – Women of Courage – to recognize the extraordinary women whose work carried inherent risks and, tragically, their lives.

The late RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson joins the late Captain Jenn Casey and the late Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough as the inaugural, posthumous recipients of this new category.

“We take bittersweet pride in congratulating the late Cst. Heidi Stevenson for recognition on this prestigious list, and hope this provides at least some measure of solace to her family, her friends, and her former colleagues, many of whom are still suffering the trauma of the worst mass shooting in Canadian history,” said Brian Sauvé, President, National Police Federation. “Yet we also take this moment to congratulate all of this year’s winners in the other categories, and we wish them continued achievements over the course of their careers,” he said.

The choice to enter policing is not made lightly. Our front-line Members and all police put their lives on the line every shift, often with little recognition and inadequate resources. Recognition such as this WXN honour is rare and greatly appreciated by all our Members.

RCMP Members continue to protect Canadians and are professional in the work they do every day to keep communities and Canadians safe. Their dedication to serve their country is unwavering.

About the National Police Federation:

The National Police Federation (NPF) was certified to represent ~20,000 RCMP front-line Members serving across Canada and internationally in the summer of 2019, and its elected national Board of Directors confirmed in early 2020. The NPF is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada; the second largest in North America and is the first independent national association to represent RCMP members.

The NPF is focused on improving public safety in Canada by negotiating the first-ever Collective Agreement for RCMP officers, and on increasing resources, equipment, training and other supports for our Members who have been under-funded for far too long. Better resourcing and supports for the RCMP will enhance community safety and livability in the communities we serve, large and small, across Canada.

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Fabrice de Dongo
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