UNLEASHING POTENTIAL

The 24th Immigrants of Distinction Awards

October 22, 2020, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Immigrant Services Calgary

IDA 2020

Immigrant Services Calgary invites you to be part of the 24th Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) as we recognize the mosaic of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and talents that create a strong and prosperous Canada.

Unleashing potential for 24 years

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

wHAT IS IDA?

Since 1997, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards has used the power of story-telling to recognize the talent, excellence and positive impact that immigrants and refugees have on our local community and on Canada’s prosperity. The IDA has come to be a highly sought-after event, attracting prominent business leaders and dignitaries from all levels of government as well as the non-profit sector.

The awards ceremony will recognize the outstanding achievements of Calgary’s immigrants and refugees in arts & culture, civics, academics and industry. Click here to learn more about the award categories.

What to expect at the 2020 IDA

Virtual keynote presentations

Hear from community industry leaders and be inspired with our virtual keynote presenters.

Networking

Engage with your peers in our online networking lounges. One-to-one video chats and business match up opportunities available so you can connect personally with community leaders, finalists and attendees.

Panel discussions

Hear from our finalists and engage in moderated sessions for each of our award categories like Arts & Culture, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Organizational Diversity.

Entertainment

Cultural music and entertainment come to you virtually, sit back and enjoy optional hands-on or light background musical entertainment!

Tickets

Purchase an all-access pass, session-only or award-only tickets to enjoy the celebration!

Location

From the comfort of you own home, a unique link will be provided to join the virtual event, closer to.

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!

Program

The event will take place Thursday October 22 from 4:00pm - 8:00 pm

Award Categories

IDA 2020 has eight award categories:

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

IDA past Recipients

Since the Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) were first awarded in 1997, Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) is proud to have honoured the following individuals for their achievements and contributions to the city of Calgary and its immigrant community. By clicking the button below to see IDA recipients from different years or in different award categories. 

IDA 2020 FINALISTS

Award recipients will be announced at the online event, held on October 22, 2020.

IDA 2020 Sponsors

We are proud to recognize the following supporters of the Immigrants of Distinction Awards.

get involved

how you can get involved

Get a ticket

Purchase an all-access pass, session-only or award-only tickets to enjoy the celebration!

Become a sponsor

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

Make a Donation

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

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