November 7, 2024


2024 Immigrants of Distinction Awards ticket sales starting in August!

About the Awards

The Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) is an awards gala dedicated to the remarkable contributions immigrants and refugees have made to create a strong and prosperous Canada. The annual awards ceremony uses the power of storytelling to recognize how Calgary’s mosaic of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and talents has enriched and positively shaped our communities

The 2024 Awards

The 27th annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2024, at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. Ticket sales will start in August.

The awards gala will honour and celebrate the talent, excellence, and positive impact of immigrants and refugees in civics, academics, and industry. Click here to learn more about the award categories.

Date and Time

The annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2024.
More information coming soon!


BMO Centre at Stampede Park in downtown Calgary.

Dress code

The event is a somewhat formal, but totally fun affair. Black tie, business or ethnic attire is appropriate and encouraged, but not required. Have fun and join as you are!

Award Categories

IDA 2024 has seven award categories:

  •  Achievement Under 35
  •  Community Service
  •  Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  •  Lifetime Achievement
  •  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
  •  Youth Achievement
  •  Organizational Diversity

2024 Nomination

The 2024 nomination phase is open! Nomination applications will be accepted online until 11:59 AM on June 24, 2024.

Note: Nominations are assessed by an external committee of experts in each award category. This ensures an unbiased and independent assessment that operates separately from Immigrant Services Calgary.

how to get involved

Become a sponsor

Receive community exposure while supporting immigrants and refugees in a tangible way

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Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good.

IDA 2023 Sponsors

We are grateful to the following organizations who sponsored the 2023 Immigrants of Distinction Awards:

IDA 2023 photos

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