Nominations for the 21st Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards are now officially closed! Award finalists will be notified in January, and the award recipients will be announced at the Immigrants of Distinction Awards on March 10th, 2017.



Nominations are open to any immigrant or refugee who has made remarkable contributions to Calgary’s community or any organization with a record of embracing diversity. Nominations are also accepted for scholarships for an immigrant or refugee youth whose accomplishments truly make him or her shine.

Nomination Resources

These links will help you to nominate your candidate:

Important Dates

All nominees must be able to attend the IDA Gala on March 10, 2017 in order to be considered for an award.

  • September 26 2016 – Nominations open online
  • November 30 2016, 11:59 pm – Nominations close
  • December – January –  Review & interview process
  • February 2017 – Finalists announced
  • March 10 2017 – Awards Ceremony, The Westin Calgary