Nominations now being accepted for the 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism

The Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism recognizes those who have shown dedication to fostering integration and social cohesion in communities across Canada.

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 and embrace Canada’s long tradition of peaceful pluralism.

The Lifetime Achievement category honours an individual who has demonstrated the same dedication over a period of at least ten years.

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.

Nominations for the 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism must be postmarked by March 1, 2014.

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