Champion for Cultural Diversity Awards 2017

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Do you know:

A company that is leveraging immigrant talent?

An employer committed to better including immigrants in the workplace?

An individual who demonstrates leadership in including immigrants in the workforce?

You can nominate them as a champion for cultural diversity!

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The New Brunswick Multicultural Council will be holding a provincial event to recognize New Brunswick employers for their best practices in the areas of diversity, inclusion and integration of newcomers into the NB labour market. In order to reflect the tremendous linguistic and geographic diversity of New Brunswick employers, two categories of awards, Anglophone and Francophone, will be presented. The awards are as follows:

New Brunswick Large Business Champion for Cultural Diversity

This award will recognize a large organization with significant contributions to newcomer employment in the province of New Brunswick.
It is to be presented to an employer that has:

  • championed inclusive hiring practices;
  • shown a commitment to diversity and equality in providing access to advancement and professional development opportunities;
  • significantly helped newcomer employees adjust to the Canadian workplace;
  • promoted and celebrated cultural diversity in the workplace and community;
  •  total staff size of 50 or more employees.

Examples of potential winners include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizations that leveraged immigrants’ connections to local and/or international markets to expand their business;
  • Organizations that have established onboarding practice where immigrants are better integrated to the workplace.

New Brunswick Small/Medium Business Champion for Cultural Diversity

This award will recognize a small or medium organization with significant contributions to newcomer employment in the province of New Brunswick.

It is to be presented to an employer that has:

  • championed inclusive hiring practices;
  • shown a commitment to diversity and equality in providing access to advancement and professional development opportunities;
  • significantly helped newcomer employees adjust to the Canadian workplace;
  • promoted and celebrated cultural diversity in the workplace and community;
  • a total staff size of less than 50 employees.

Examples of potential winners include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizations that have recruitment practices that include immigrants
  • Organizations that have that have leveraged immigrants’ knowledge to create more innovative products/services or new line of business

New Brunswick Individual Champion for Cultural Diversity

This award will recognize a person with significant contributions to newcomer first work experience in the province of New Brunswick.

It is to be presented to an individual that has:

  • mentored newcomers;
  • significantly helped newcomer employees adjust to the Canadian workplace;
  • promoted and celebrated cultural diversity in the workplace and community;

Examples of potential winners include, but are not limited to:

  • Someone who has coached and trained newcomers on mock interviews
  • Someone who is a mentor for immigrants in a workplace

Nomination and Award process

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  1. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.
  2. Nominations can be made by any interested party but not by family members of the nominee.
  3. Nominations are to be made using the online form found on the NBMC website.
  4. Nomination deadline: July 15th 2017.
  5. The award winners will be notified by the Selection Committee by letter and/or phone.
  6. The award will be presented at our Champion for Cultural Diversity award ceremony.
  7. All Nominees will be notified of their nomination and will be personally invited to attend the ceremony by the Committee.