About Shakti Society


This is a non-profit society dedicated to empowering individuals, families and communities. Our vision is to inspire, motivate and create vibrant communities by utilizing and enhancing the social capital of our citizens. We are committed to working with underprivileged members of our community and bringing resources together to support those in need.

The Shakti Awards were founded by Sonia Andhi in an effort to recognize the work and efforts of women in our community. Every year, several women are presented with the Shakti award for showing courage, determination and grace in various fields. The Shakti society will support this initiative and raise funds through this event to create a project to raise awareness around women’s issues on an ongoing basis.

One of the goals of Shakti Society is to form a network of agencies that collaborate and support all efforts to create a safe and connected community. Shakti Society with the support of current media outlets will initiate programs that will reach the isolated populations of our community to help them meet their basic rights of food, clothing, shelter and living with dignity.

The purposes of the society are:

  • To create awareness around current issues impacting women, children and families through media and public forums.
  • To collaborate with similar societies and initiatives in Canada to enhance services available to women, children and families


About Shakti Awards


March 7th, 2020

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Do you know a woman who deserves to be recognized as a leader, advocate, artist, visionary or a source of strength? This is your opportunity to have her celebrated by nominating her for the Shakti Award.


The Shakti Awards were founded in 2000 in honour of International Women's Day to recognize and celebrate women who have displayed Shakti-strength and energy, in their community, locally and/or globally. Shakti is the mother Goddess, the source of all, the universal principle of energy, power and creativity. Not only is Shakti respon-sible for creation, she is also the agent of all change. Similarly, the Shakti that resides within every woman is a force to reckon with and to celebrate. 

The women who have displayed Shakti amongst us represent an inspiring account of positive social, cultural and economic change in the world. The Shakti Awards are an opportunity for us to recognize these women, quite often the unsung heroes, and share their vibrant stories. 

If you would like to nominate a woman that embodies Shakti, please use the information below and email your nom-ination to shaktisociety2000@gmail.com no later than February 24th, 2019.

The Shakti Awards will be presented at the Shakti Awards Dinner Gala on Saturday , March 9th at Bollywood Ban-quet Hall at 6:30 p.m. We are expecting approximately 500 attendees. Tickets are $50 each. For tickets, donations and sponsorship enquiries, call 604-307-8796.

Please note that nominations must be submitted via email. Submissions sent through other means, (social media, in-person or phone/text messages will not be considered). 

Ensure that the description of the nominee’s accomplishments reflect the category in which she is being nominated and provide clear examples of how the nominee has excelled in the specific field and why you feel she deserves the Shakti Award in that specific category.


♀ Academic Achievement Award (High School or University/College student)

♀ Public Service/Volunteer Award

♀ Business Entrepreneur Award

♀ Artistic Achievement Award

♀ Sports and Recreational Award

♀ Resilience Award - A woman who has overcome adversity and has used her personal journey in a way to

inspire and motivate others to be positive despite challenges and setbacks. Her achievements may reflect one

of the above categories or she can simply be a woman who takes care of her children, parents or herself.


Nomination Information

* Name

* Age

* Address, phone number(s) and email

* Name, phone number and email of nominator

* Brief summary of reason for nomination - how the nominee’s accomplishments relate to the stated category, the impact of their role, and why they should be chosen to receive a specific award.

* Identify how the nominee will contribute to Shakti: Empowerment of Women, Children and Families Society