November 2, 2023.
IDA 2023 early bird tickets now on sale!
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 2023 Awards
The 26th annual awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park.
The awards gala will honour and celebrate the talent, excellence, and positive impact of immigrants and refugees in arts & culture, civics, academics, and industry. Click here to learn more about the award categories.
IDA 2023 has nine award categories:
- – Achievement Under 35
- – Visual and Performing Arts
- – Community Service
- – Entrepreneurship & Innovation
- – Lifetime Achievement
- – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
- – Youth Achievement
- – Organizational Diversity
- – Community Development Through Sport
IDA 2023 Finalists
The 2023 finalists are locked in! Click below to learn more about this year’s finalists. Winners will be announced on November 2nd at the awards ceremony. Join us to hear their stories firsthand!
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.
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IDA 2023 Sponsors
We are grateful to the following organizations who are sponsoring the 2023 Immigrants of Distinction Awards:
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