The VOICE Community Impact Award 2023
The Foundation for the Voice of Immigrants in Canada for Empowerment (VOICE) is inviting nominations for The VOICE Community Impact Award for the year 2023.
The VOICE Community Impact Award recognizes and honors outstanding contributions of individuals who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the empowerment of immigrant/racialized communities. Special emphasis will be placed on the activities that involve outreach to the community and community capacity building. In this context, activities may include volunteer work, mentorship, leadership, knowledge creation, or the application of research and other scholarly endeavors through community organizing.
The nominee must fulfill all the following criteria:
An individual must be an immigrant or a refugee who was born outside Canada OR who was born in Canada, but had at least one parent born outside Canada
A permanent resident or Canadian citizen
Current resident of the province of Alberta
An individual who does not currently hold an elected political office
The nominee’s work must be focused on issues of the immigrant/racialized communities. The nominee demonstrates excellence in their area of work. The nominee pursues excellence through actions of integrity and dedication toward empowering other immigrants, makes remarkable efforts to bridge the immigrant community with the broader community by enhancing connection and understanding, advocates for knowledge creation and professional development, demonstrates significant advancement in policy and practice improvements, and/or demonstrates outstanding accomplishments that serve to inspire others within the immigrant communities.
The following should be included in the nomination package
Signed letter of nomination, outlining the nominee(s), their significant contributions, achievements, and how their work impacts the immigrant/racialized communities.
Nominee’s curriculum vitae.
One letter of reference supporting this nomination.
The nomination package must be submitted to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the subject: “The VOICE Community Impact Award 2023”. Nominations are due by the 15th of April 2023 (11:59pm MT). The Award recipient will be contacted in mid-May 2023.