Achievement Under 35 Award

This award is presented to an immigrant under 35 years of age who has had remarkable success and made significant achievements in their chosen career path in a relatively short period of time. Overcoming significant obstacles, he or she has demonstrated perseverance and dedication.

Arts & Culture Award

This award is presented to an immigrant who has achieved success in an artistic endeavor within the visual, media or performing arts fields.

Community Service Award

This award is presented to an immigrant who has provided outstanding community service to the city of Calgary and immigrant communities in a volunteer capacity.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award

This award is presented to an immigrant who has achieved success in the creation or operation of a business or entrepreneurial endeavor or has applied innovation resulting in business success in Calgary or surrounding areas.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an immigrant who has achieved outstanding success in his or her chosen career path, professional field, or in the area of immigrant services. This individual will have made significant contributions to our city in the areas of professional achievement, community building, and philanthropic endeavors.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Award

This award is presented to an immigrant who has achieved success in or made outstanding contributions to promote science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in Calgary.

Organizational Diversity Award

This award is presented to a business, government or non-profit organization or media outlet that is leading the field in implementing diversity initiatives in the workplace. The winning company will be a shining example of true labor market integration and will have made significant contributions in serving ethnically diverse client groups.

Youth Scholarship Awards

Youth Scholarships are awarded to immigrant youths between the ages of 14 and 24 who have made an outstanding contribution or significant achievement in one or more of the following areas: arts & culture, sports, community & volunteer activities, academics, and leadership.

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