RISE Awards

Nominations for the 2018 RISE Awards will open April 25, 2018. 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS!

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers is currently gathering nominations to recognize and honour Edmonton’s most outstanding citizens who through extraordinary community service, arts and culture, industry and business have made exemplary contributions in our city to enhance the quality of life for Newcomers and Canadians alike.

We encourage all members of the Edmonton community to look at their neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, family & friends, industry partners, employers and any other associations who could potentially qualify for a 2018 RISE Award.

 


2018 RISE AWARDS CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

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.

Criteria:
1.    Nominee must have been born outside of Canada
2.    Nominee must be a permanent resident or citizen
3.    Nominee can not self nominate
4.    Nominee can only be nominated for one category
5.    Nominee has not previously received a RISE Award in this category
6.    Nominee agrees to the nomination
7.    Nominee must not be a current employee of EMCN
8.    Nominee demonstrates understanding and passion towards addressing one or more community issue
9.    Nominee can provide examples of their work
10.  Nominee can identify the significant impacts of their social contributions, with clear and measurable outcomes

Community Leadership Award Application Form 

 

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.

Criteria:
1.    Nominee must have been born outside of Canada
2.    Nominee must be a permanent resident or citizen
3.    Nominee must be between the ages of 15 - 25
4.    Nominee can not self nominate
5.    Nominee can only be nominated for one category
6.    Nominee has not previously received a RISE Award in this category
7.    Nominee agrees to the nomination
8.    Nominee must not be a current employee of EMCN
9.    Nominee demonstrates understanding and passion towards addressing one or more social issue(s)
10.  Nominee can provide examples of their work
11.  Nominee can identify the significant impacts of their social contributions, with clear and measurable outcomes

RBC Rising Star Youth Award Application Form 

 

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.

Criteria:
1.    Nominee must have been born outside of Canada
2.    Nominee must be a permanent resident or citizen
3.    Nominee can not self nominate
4.    Nominee can only be nominated for one category
5.    Nominee has not previously received a RISE Award in this category
6.    Nominee agrees to the nomination
7.    Nominee must not be a current employee of EMCN
8.    Nominee can demonstrate artistic discipline and experience in their field 
9.    Nominees body of work, artistic project or program significantly impacts individuals and the community, with clear and measurable outcomes

Arts and Culture Award Application Form 

 

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.

Criteria:

1.    Nominee must have been born outside of Canada
2.    Nominee must be a permanent resident or citizen
3.    Nominee can not self nominate
4.    Nominee can only be nominated for one category
5.    Nominee has not previously received a RISE Award in this category
6.    Nominee agrees to the nomination                                                                                                                              7.    Nominee must not be a current employee of EMCN
8.    Nominee demonstrates active contributions of at least 10 years
9.    Nominee demonstrates an exceptional understanding and passion towards more than one community issue
10.  Nominee demonstrates skill or a high degree of expertise in their realm of specialization; resulting in tangible and measurable impacts in the community
11.  Nominee is a reputable and highly respected member of the community 

CPA Lifetime Achievement Award Application Form

 

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.

Criteria:

1.    Nominee is a non-government organization
2.    Nominee can not self nominate
3.    Nominee can only be eligible for one category
4.    Nominee has not previously received a RISE Award in this category
5.    Nominee agrees to the nomination
6.    Nominee’s contributions must go above and beyond standard settlement and integration practices; with clear and measurable outcomes
7.    Nominee demonstrates collaboration as part of the success of the initiative 
8.    Nominees' work is reputable and highly regarded in the community 

Building Futures Award Application Form

 

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. 

Criteria:

1.    Nominee can be any organization in the greater Edmonton area that employs 5 or more people
2.    Nominee has not previously received a RISE Award in this category
3.    Nominee can only be eligible for one category
4.    Nominee, with signing authority, agrees to the nomination
5.    Nominee demonstrates cultural awareness and appreciation in the workplace
6.    Nominee demonstrates an appreciation towards the skills and experience of immigrants in the workplace
7.    Nominee can demonstrate clear and measurable outcomes 
 

Welcoming Workplace Award Application Form 

 


 

NOMINATION PROCESS

1. Download the PDF application form 

2. Completed applications and supporting documents are to be emailed to rise@emcn.ab.ca or delivered to              EMCN, 11713-82St. Edmonton, Alberta T5B2V9 c/o Marla Welk – Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator

3. Please ensure all fields are filled out on the application prior to submission and sent it on or before the deadline

4. Supporting documents are defined as: news articles, videos, portfolio, pictures, interviews and letters of support

SELECTION PROCESS

1. The selection committee is an independent body from EMCN. Members of the community have a diversity of cultural, personal and professional backgrounds. The selection committee reviews all nominations which are shortlisted to finalists, and finally one (1) recipient for each category who best meet the criteria

2. The selection committee reserves the right to place nominees in another award category if they deem the criteria satisfactory

3. Nominees will receive a confirmation of submission

4. Award nominees will be contacted once selections have been made

5. Each award recipient will be provided with two (2) complimentary tickets to the RISE Awards. Additional tickets will be available for purchase

6. Award recipients and finalists will be announced on the RISE Awards website

 

 


 

TIMELINE

NOMINATIONS OPEN April 25, 2018

NOMINATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE May 29, 2018

NOTIFICATIONS June 11, 2018

 


DOWNLOADABLE APPLICATION FORMS

Community Leadership Award Application Form

RBC Rising Star Youth Award Application Form

Arts and Culture Award Application Form

Building Futures Award Application Form

CPA Lifetime Achievement Award Application Form

Welcoming Workplace Award Application Form

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