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The Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties proudly present the annual Manitoba Human Rights Awards. These awards are given out every year in celebration of International Human Rights Day - this year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year's celebration will be on Monday, December 10th, 2018.
RBC Convention Centre, Carlton Concourse, 3rd Floor.Reception | Doors at 5:30pm - 7:00pmFormal program | 6:00pmLight refreshments will be served.
This year, we are pleased to have the Honourable Marilou McPhedran as our distinguished speaker. Marilou McPhedran is a human rights lawyer, professor and activist, appointed as an independent senator in the Parliament of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in November 2016.
The winner of our Human Rights Contest for Grades 5 to 8 will light a special candle. Students submitted pictures, paragraphs, and poems telling us why they believe human rights are important in Manitoba.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Manitoba Human Rights Awards!
The Human Rights Commitment Award honours any individual or group who has worked to promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Manitoba, annually recognizing the significant work of people throughout Manitoba to advance human rights. The winner of the Human Rights Commitment Award will receive a unique piece of art by created by Krista Zeghers, a Manitoba artist.
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITMENT AWARD OF MANITOBA, artwork by Krista Zeghers.
2017 Winner: Alaya Mcivor
The Sybil Shack Human Rights Youth Award recognizes the work of a person or group of people, 25 years old and under, that has had an impact on the advancement of human rights. This award is presented in memory of Sybil Shack, member of the Order of Canada, and a renowned educator, author, former President of MARL and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
SYBIL SHACK HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH AWARD
2017 Winners: Alexa Joy PotashnikAmina and Nusaybah Mohamed
The inaugural Aaron Berg Award will be given to an individual involved in the legal profession who has contributed to the advancement of human rights. The award is presented in honour of the late Aaron Berg, distinguished community member and lawyer, advancing human rights and administrative law in the province of Manitoba.
AARON BERG AWARD2017 Winner: Dr. Donn Short
Everyone is encouraged to attend the award reception in honour of this year’s recipients.
There is an elevator to access the 3rd Floor and the space where the ceremony will take place. Please let us know if there are any other accommodations required to participate by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, December 4.
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