Immigrants of Distinction Awards

Immigrant Services Calgary has hosted the annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) since 1997. This gala event honours the contributions and exceptional achievements of immigrants and refugees in the Calgary community through the presentation of awards and youth scholarships. To view past recipients, please click here.

“Inspire Support Connect” is the theme for the 22nd Anniversary of the IDA which will be held on March 9, 2018 at The Westin Hotel. This gala will showcase individuals who have inspired us with their passion and dedication. 

Nominations for IDA 2018 were closed on November 30th and finalists will be announced in February. Nominations for IDA 2019 will be open in September 2018. There are different award categories for individuals, organizations, and youth. To learn more, please click here.

Thank you to the following Award Category Sponsors!

Youth Scholarship   
Achievement Under 35


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Organizational Diversity
Lifetime Achievement 
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact

To purchase tickets, please click here.