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The John Humphrey Centre for Peace & Human Rights is proud to host it's 10th Annual Human Rights Awards.
The John Humphrey Centre is proud to host our 10th annual Human Rights Awards.
Held in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, these awards are meant to recognize those in our community who are making a positive contribution to the lives and well-being of people in Edmonton and beyond.
Every year awards are given out to three recipients, local human rights champions who are making Edmonton a better place - a place where all are included, participate and belong. This is followed by the Gerald L. Gall Award for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and has demonstrated excellence in the protection and promotion of human rights in Canada; and, finally, the Randy Palivoda Public Service Award for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and has demonstrated excellence in the protection and promotion of human rights in their role as a public servant.
Our keynote speaker will be Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude of the Canadian Human Rights Commssion. Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry, Ad.E. 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.
The program will include entertainment by Martin Kerr and a public mural showcase led by Lana WhiskeyJack, silent auction and a cash bar on site.
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.
Doors open at 1.30pm.
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John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights advances a culture of peace and human rights through educational programs and activities, community collaboration and relationship building guided by the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.