Vassy Kapelos

Vassy has been well-known across Canada as the host of CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, based in Ottawa. Prior to working at CBC, she was Ottawa bureau chief and host of The West Block on Global News.
Vassy is an award-winning journalist. She has covered and anchored multiple elections, both federal and provincial, reported on breaking news events across Canada, and covered stories and events all over the world, taking her to places such as Rio de Janeiro, Iraq, South Korea and Japan. She has interviewed prominent individuals from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Vassy holds a BA in Political Science (Western University) and MA, Political Science (Dalhousie University) and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Edward R. Murrow award for her work on a series called Code Red, a Canadian Screen Award for “Best Live Production, Social Media” in 2020, and the 2021 Leitch Lecture Award from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary’s Faculties of Law.
Vassy is an excellent role model and mentor to many young journalists. She has demonstrated immense energy in pursuing a demanding profession, while raising a family and contributing to the wellbeing of her community. Her dedication to her career is inspirational and her contributions to helping others in her community are exceptional.
Vassy has dedicated her time to a number of communities and charitable organizations across Canada. She has helped organize multiple fundraisers and has worked with Community Living and the Toronto District School Board to run a learn-to-row program for underprivileged and special needs children. Each year, she also volunteers her energy and time to host and/or moderate about 25 events and panels for different organizations including Canada 2020, the University of Calgary, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, The Hellenic Initiative Canada and most recently the HHF Next Generation Speaker Series, “HHF Talks”.
The Hellenic Heritage Foundation congratulates Vassy for her outstanding and exemplary contributions and is honoured to present this Award.