Nomination Process

Step 1 | Nomination applications with required forms and additional materials will be accepted online. Deadline for nominations is set for 11:59PM, Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Step 2 | Selected candidates will be contacted by Friday, December 8, 2017 and will have until noon on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to submit any additional requested application items (if needed).

Step 3 | The IDA Selection Committee will compile a shortlist of nominees to be interviewed in each category (if needed). These interviews will take place between January 8th and 12th, 2018 at Immigrant Services Calgary. 

Step 4 | The IDA Selection Committee will make final decisions regarding finalists and award recipients by the end of January. The finalists and recipients will be invited to attend the IDA Awards Gala on Friday, March 9, 2018 and will be provided one (1) additional complimentary ticket for a guest.

Recipients will be announced at the IDA Awards Gala on March 9, 2018.
All individual participants must be born outside of Canada and a resident of Calgary and area. Youth participants are the only participants that are able to nominate themselves. One individual can be nominated in the maximum of two categories. Organizational Diversity participants must have a Calgary office, and/or a local branch of a national/multinational organization.

An independent anonymous panel of judges has been formed on the basis of individual expertise in at least one of the categories. The IDA Selection Committee reserves the right to move applicants to another award category if they deem appropriate.  Failure to submit any requested documentation by the specified deadlines will result in the application being withdrawn from the award competition. Those selected as potential award finalists should be prepared to attend an interview with the selection committee as outlined above.