HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS 2016
October 24, 2016
Nominations have closed and winners selected for the 10th Annual Human Rights Awards! Recipients are those that are actively promoting, fulfilling, protecting or educating on human rights in our city and making our communities a place where all belong, are included and able to participate. You won't want to miss honouring these amazing people.
JOIN US AS WE ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS OF THIS YEAR'S
AWARDS AND CELEBRATE OUR LOCAL HEROES.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 2016
Doors Open at 1:30 p.m.
Program Begins at 2:00 p.m.
ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue in Strathcona)
This year our keynote speaker Marie-Claude Landry, Ad.E. Mdm Landry was appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission in March 2015, marking a new phase in a career defined by community involvement. Native of Mont-Joli, QC, she obtained her Bachelor’s of Law from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1988, and founded her own law firm located in Cowansville, QC in 1993.
Ms. Landry’s desire to contribute to the well-being of her community has guided her towards many leadership positions, including President of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux La Pommeraie and President of the local Chamber of Commerce. She has worked to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of her community, in particular by providing support to the United Way of Haute-Yamaska, as well as Au Diapason, a regional center for palliative care. Ms. Landry has also presided over the administrative body of the pediatric center “Main dans la main”, inspired by the works of Dr. Gilles Julien.
The cost of the awards is Free but Admission is FREE but we welcome donations. Donations of $25 and above will be issued a tax receipt from the centre. Donations are also being accepted on our CanadaHelps page in which a tax receipt will be issued automatically.
Space is limited so GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY
The program will include entertainment, an art showcase, a cash bar and a silent auction.