Nominations for 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
The award commemorates the legacy of the late Senator Paul Yuzyk, who was a member of the Senate of Canada from February 1963 to July 1986 and played a key role in the development of Canadian multiculturalism policy. He has been called the “Father of Multiculturalism” for his early role in achieving policy recognition for the “third force” of Canadian society; that is, those who were of neither British nor French descent.
One award is granted annually to an individual or a group who demonstrates dedication to advancing intercultural understanding and the integration of newcomers into Canadian society. Individuals are nominated in one of two categories: Outstanding Achievement or Lifetime Achievement.
The Outstanding Achievement category recognizes an
individual or group who has recently made a significant contribution to promote
The award recipient receives a certificate of honour,
signed by the Minister, as well as the privilege to select an eligible,
registered, not-for-profit Canadian organization to receive a $20,000 grant
from the Government of Canada. The 2013 Paul Yuzyk Award recipient for
Outstanding Achievement, Mr. Bashir Ahmed of
Nominations for the 2014
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