City now accepting Intercultural Award nominations for 2019

In support of efforts aimed at bringing cultures together in our community, the City of Fredericton is pleased to once again be seeking nominations for its Intercultural Award.

The award will recognize an individual, group, organization or business that has demonstrated a sustained commitment and effort to enhance Fredericton’s cultural diversity, to promote interculturalism, to help combat prejudice, and/or to assist newcomers and immigrants in integrating to life in the community.

If you know of a deserving candidate for this award, nominate him, her, or them by filling out the form on the City’s website. Visit www.fredericton.ca/awards and click on the “Intercultural Award” link. For more information, or to obtain a printable copy of the form, contact Recreation, Culture and Community Development at 506-460-2112 or community.development@fredericton.ca

The nomination deadline is Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8 am. The winning recipient will be recognized at a City Council session late in November 2019.

Here are some examples of the activities for which you can nominate a person, group, organization or business:

  • Advocacy. Advocating for an immigration issue, such as recognition of foreign credentials, federal regulations which affect provincial immigration (migration caps), provincial immigration programs, support services, etc.
  • Arts. Creating/organizing an exhibition, a film or streetscape art that promotes cultural harmony and understanding.
  • Awareness. Involvement in a project, initiative, service, or media that promotes awareness of issues related to promoting cultural diversity, interculturalism and combating prejudice.
  • Business. Leveraging or developing specific linguistic and cultural skills of employees to create and market products and services, thus enhancing the vibrancy of Fredericton’s entrepreneurial community.
  • Employers. Providing training and resources to ensure workers of all cultural backgrounds will be safe, productive and aware of their rights and responsibilities.
  • First Nation Relations & Culture. Fostering connections between members of the Wolastoqewiyik First Nation and the non-indigenous communities in Fredericton.
  • Foreign direct investment. Attracting FDI, through access to global network, with a positive economic impact on Fredericton’s economy.  
  • Francophone Relations & Culture. Helping promote Francophone culture within immigrant communities in the city.
  • Gender & Sexual Minorities. Creating awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two Spirit, Queer, or Questioning issues among immigrant communities.
  • International Students. Building connections between international students and the Fredericton community to promote student retention and workforce development.
  • Recreation & Sport. Encouraging the involvement of immigrants of various ages and origins in local recreation and sport.
  • Seniors & Persons with Different Abilities. Providing appropriate care and support for immigrants with different abilities or who are older adults while helping to combat social isolation in those two groups.
  • Settlement. Assisting newcomers with the immigration process, hosting prospective residents, or helping facilitate community involvement so that they may become fully participating members of society.
  • Tutoring. Developing or delivering programs/activities that build skills or knowledge of immigrants to participate fully in all aspects of our community.
  • Volunteerism. Recognizing volunteer contributions to promote multiculturalism and interculturalism.
  • Women. Supporting the participation of immigrant women in leadership roles within our society.
  • Youth. Encouraging immigrant youth engagement and leadership within our society.
  • Other. Any other category that you think is pertinent to this award.