Nominations open for provincial multicultural awards
Monday, June 1, 2015

VICTORIA - The B.C. government opens nominations today for the British Columbia Multicultural Awards to draw attention to our province’s multicultural champions, be it a deserving individual, business or organization.

British Columbia has hundreds of multicultural organizations and countless businesses and individuals in all corners of the province who work hard to promote multiculturalism and nurture empathy and inclusion.

Five categories are open for nomination - individual, business, organization, youth and multicultural excellence in government. Recipients in the first four categories will receive $5,000 to be donated to a non-profit organization of their choice to further support the work of multiculturalism in the province, and all recipients will take home a trophy.

The British Columbia Multicultural Awards (previously known as the Provincial Nesika Awards) were started in 2008 to recognize the people, organizations and businesses whose exceptional work helps bring our diverse cultures together. The name was changed this year to better reflect the purpose of the awards and to promote multiculturalism.

The Government of British Columbia, with advice and support from the Province’s Multicultural Advisory Council, organizes the British Columbia Multicultural Awards to honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and Aboriginal heritage.

To learn more and apply