The Association for New Canadians (ANC) invites businesses, organizations and individuals to submit nominations for its second annual Diversity Awards. The awards range across sectors, including special honours for hospitality, business, education, and management. Award nominations close March 12.
“The Diversity Awards are a special time to acknowledge and celebrate the important contributions of individuals and organizations who embrace diversity in Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Meaghan Philpott, Diversity and Public Education manager at the ANC. “With increasing diversity in the province, it is quite fitting to celebrate and honour the contributions that these individuals and groups have made to promoting multiculturalism in the province.”
This year there are two new awards added to the ceremony – ANC’s 40th Anniversary Cultural Educator of the Year, for inspirational and innovative teaching increasing multicultural knowledge, and Indigenous Advocate Award, which will be presented by the St. John’s Urban Indigenous Coalition at First Light.
The Awards open for nomination are:
- ANC 40th Anniversary Cultural Educator of the Year
- Bridget Foster Cultural Business Icon
- Diversity Leadership Award
- Community Hero
- Hospitality NL International Ambassador
- Indigenous Advocate
Winners will be acknowledged during the ANC’s Diversity Summit, to be held on March 19 at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market. The theme of this year’s Diversity Summit is “Multiculturalism in Business and Communities: Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples.” The event will serve as a pan-provincial forum to explore the contribution that newcomers and Indigenous Peoples make to the economic development of the province. In particular, the Diversity Summit will focus on advancing cross-cultural learning and promoting immigration as a vehicle for business growth in Newfoundland and Labrador. Tickets are $40, with a half-price discount for representatives from non-profits and community groups, and students.