Awards galore

Three groups have announced their annual awards:

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT). Three awards available “to recognize the valuable contributions individuals make to build an equitable and just society; and to recognize those who have made a sustained and innovative contribution in the community, demonstrating leadership, initiative, perseverance, and originality”.  Some immigrant children’s champions are likely good candidates for some of these awards. 

The Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC) Immigrant Success Awards recognize “employers and individuals in the Toronto Region that are leaders in recruiting, retaining and promoting skilled immigrants in the workplace”. Maybe this year, taking action on the issue of child care for working immigrant parents will elevate an employer’s chances at receiving an award.

Immigrant Services Canada in Calgary bestows awards in five categories for Immigrant of Distinction. Two categories (non-profit and community service) are likely places for immigrant children’s champions.