Award Categories

Achievement Under 35 Award

This award is presented to an immigrant or refugee under 35 years of age who has had remarkable success and made significant achievements in their chosen career path in a relatively short period of time. By overcoming significant obstacles, this person has demonstrated perseverance and dedication.

Arts & Culture Award

This award is presented to an immigrant or refugee who has achieved success in an artistic endeavor within the visual, media or performing arts fields.

Community Service Award

This award is presented to an immigrant or refugee who has provided outstanding community service to the city of Calgary and immigrant communities in a volunteer capacity.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award

This award is presented to an immigrant or refugee who has achieved success in the creation or operation of a business or entrepreneurial endeavor or has applied innovation resulting in business success in Calgary or surrounding areas.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an immigrant or refugee who has achieved outstanding success in his or her chosen career path, professional field, or in the area of immigrant services. This individual will have made significant contributions to our city in the areas of professional achievement, community building, and philanthropic endeavors.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Award

This award is presented to an immigrant or refugee who has achieved success in or made outstanding contributions to promote science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in Calgary.

Youth Scholarship Awards

Youth Scholarships are awarded to immigrant or refugee youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who have made an outstanding contribution or significant achievement in one or more of the following areas: arts and culture, sports, community and volunteer activities, academics, and leadership.

Organizational Diversity Award*

This award is presented to an organization (business, government body, non-profit organization, or media outlet) that is a leader in embracing and promoting an inclusive, welcoming and diverse workplace. The winner will be a shining example of how a company champions workplace diversity initiatives and has made significant contributions to supporting and integrating an ethnically diverse workforce.

*Please note that immigrant and refugee serving organizations will not be considered for this award category.