Calgary organization honoured as recipient of Canada's Volunteer Award

CALGARY, AB, Dec. 5, 2022 /CNW/ - The Immigrant Education Society of Calgary, Alberta, was recognized by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, with a Canada's Volunteer Award in the Social Innovator category, at a ceremony held in Ottawa, Ontario, on December 5, 2022.

The Immigrant Education Society was recognized for its work in providing Calgary immigrants and economically disadvantaged individuals with a solid foothold in Canada and affording them the opportunities to grow into productive, confident and contributing Canadians. The Immigrant Education Society will identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant.

Canada's Volunteer Awards recognize community leaders, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises and businesses who have made significant contributions in improving the lives of others. Award recipients are highly engaged in their communities and inspire Canadians to make a difference through volunteering.

The next call for nominations will launch in winter 2023. Nominees can be individual volunteers, groups of volunteers, socially responsible businesses, social enterprises, or not-for-profit organizations.

Regional award recipients can identify a charity or not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant, and the national Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award recipient can identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant.

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"The stories and achievements of our Canada's Volunteer Awards recipients are truly inspiring, and it is an honour to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments. I also want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers from across Canada who continue to contribute to finding new and innovative ways of making a difference in their communities."
– Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould

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Government of Canada announces recipients of Canada's Volunteer Awards 
Canada's Volunteer Awards program 
Award recipients' biographies 

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