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WE CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU THIS YEAR!

Friday, October 8th, 2021 | Edmonton Expo Centre | 6:00pm | Hybrid Format

What are the RISE Awards?

In 2003, the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers began the tradition of celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of newcomers, immigrants, Individuals and local organizations for their commendable service to building strong communities through social, cultural and economic development.

Newcomers form the foundation that supports a stronger community. EMCN’s RISE Awards recognizes newcomers, businesses, employers and social service organizations who demonstrate outstanding commitments to creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

Join us Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Edmonton Expo Centre for the 17th Annual RISE Awards Gala. It is an inspirational and memorable evening enriched with culture, incredible live performances, delectable food, and award presentations to our most distinguished community members.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

This year will be special as we expand our reach through a new hybrid approach to the event. To adhere to safe practices as we all continue to navigate the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will have an elegant in-person cocktail reception followed by a theatre-style ceremony amplified by virtual attendance. People from all over the province, the country, and the world will be invited to take part.

How to Nominate An Outstanding Newcomer for A 2021 RISE Award?



  • Step 1. Identify an outstanding newcomer or organization
  • Step 2. Choose the appropriate awards category for them below
  • Step 3. Click on the specific award link below and complete the online awards nomination form
  • Step 4. Click submit and email rise@emcn.ab.ca with any supporting documents requested

All submitted nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations Jury Committee once nominations close and final award recipients will be announced by August 2021 and contacted directly. Please contact Laurie Hauer at EMCN directly with any nomination questions: lhauer@emcn.ab.ca or 780-945-2294.

NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN MAY 2021

AWARDS



ECF COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

This award will recognize an immigrant who demonstrates a remarkable commitment to community engagement, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

To nominate someone for this award – Click HERE

RBC RISING STAR YOUTH AWARD

This award will recognize an immigrant youth who demonstrates outstanding initiative in civic engagement on social issues, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

To nominate someone for this award – Click HERE

ARTS AND CULTURE AWARD

This award will recognize an immigrant artist who demonstrates an outstanding commitment of community engagement through arts and culture, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

To nominate someone for this award – Click HERE

CPA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award will recognize an immigrant who, over a significant period of time, has demonstrated an exceptional commitment of community engagement, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

To nominate someone for this award – Click HERE

BUILDING FUTURES AWARD

This award will recognize a group or organization that demonstrates an exceptional commitment to innovative engagement with immigrants, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community for all.

To nominate an organization or group for this award – Click HERE

NORQUEST WELCOMING WORKPLACE

This award recognizes an employer who demonstrates an outstanding promise to achieve cultural awareness and appreciation, with the goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive workplace for immigrants.

To nominate an organization for this award – Click HERE

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES



We are so appreciative of the generous support of our sponsors and community. For more information on how you or your organization can get involved with the RISE Awards, please contact Yolanda Quintanilla with the EMCN directly.

Sponsorship Inquires: Yolanda Quintanilla | 587-920-8374 | yquintanilla@emcn.ab.ca

Sponsorship Opportunities: Download the Sponsorship Package here!

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS 2019 SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!