Step 1 | Nomination applications with required forms and additional materials will be accepted through an updated IDA website. Deadline for nominations is set for 11:49PM, Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Step 2 | Selected candidates will be contacted by Friday, December 9, 2016 and will have until noon on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 to submit any additional requested application items (if needed).

Step 3 | The Selection Committee will compile a shortlist of nominees to be interviewed in each category (if needed). These interviews will take place between the 9th and the 13th of January, 2017 at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC).

Step 4 | The Selection Committee will make final decisions regarding finalists and award recipients by the end of January. The finalists and recipients will be invited to attend the IDA Awards Gala on Friday, March 10, 2017 and will be provided one (1) additional complimentary ticket for a guest.

Recipients will be announced at the IDA Awards Gala on March 10, 2017.
All individual participants must be born outside of Canada and a resident of Calgary and area. Youth participants are the only participants that are able to nominate themselves. One individual can be nominated in the maximum of two categories. Organizational Diversity participants must have a Calgary office, and/or a local branch of a national/multinational organization.

An independent anonymous panel of judges has been formed on the basis of individual expertise in at least one of the categories. The Selection Committee reserves the right to move applicants to another award category if they deem appropriate. Failure to submit any requested documentation by the specified deadlines will result in the application being withdrawn from the award competition. Those selected as potential award finalists should be prepared to attend an interview with the selection committee as outlined above.

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