Awards

Harmony Awards

Harmony Movement is proud to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who are doing amazing work to promote equity and diversity in their communities and in the classroom.

Harmony Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions in the promotion of harmony, diversity and equity in Canada. Past award recipients include Jessica Yee, Roméo Dallaire, The Toronto Star, Stephen Lewis and Michele Landsberg.

The award is given annually in recognition of an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution towards eliminating barriers to diversity in Canada. Award recipients are leaders in Canada who have a commitment and have worked tirelessly to enrich the diversity of our country. The award is presented annually at the Harmony Award Banquet.

Eligibility of Nominees – Any Canadian individual, organization, group or business may be nominated for the award. Candidates could include, but are not limited to, educators, writers, community workers, artists, service clubs, social action groups, multicultural organizations, schools, media, businesses, professional organizations, coalitions. Successful candidates must agree to be publicly acknowledged and to be present at the annual Harmony Awards to receive the award.

Deadline for award nominations is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Apply using this form.

Harmony Social Changemaker Award

SCMThis award recognizes an individual or group of youth that have been inspired by Harmony Movement programming to end discrimination and inequity in their school or community by taking action to create safer more inclusive spaces. Award winners receive a grant to do future social justice work.

The Harmony Social Changemaker Award recognizes an individual or group of youth who have participated in Harmony student programming and are doing amazing work in equity and social justice in their schools and communities. Award recipients have taken action to counteract discrimination, bullying or other areas to create a safer, more inclusive society and have plans to make further social change.  Award winners will be granted $1000 to be used towards a future proposed event/initiative as outlined in the application that works to combat discrimination.  The award will be presented at the Harmony Award Banquet.

Eligibility  – Any youth or group of youth who have participated in Harmony Movement programming, who have successfully ran initiatives or events in their school or community to promote diversity, equity and inclusivity.  Award winners will include a proposal for future events and/or initiatives they will use the award money toward.  Successful candidates must agree to be publicly acknowledged and to be present at the annual Harmony Awards to receive the award.

Deadline for award nominations is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Apply using this form.

Harmony Educator Award

The Harmony Educator Award recognizes a front-line teacher who courageously demonstrates his/her passion and commitment to inspiring and educating our youth to be leaders for social justice and change.

The Harmony Educator Award is presented to a “front-line” educator (such as a teacher) who has day-to-day and direct interaction with the student community,  in recognition of their exemplary achievements in promoting diversity in both their schools and their communities.

Deadline for award nominations is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Apply using this form.

Mary A. Samuel Harmony Leadership in Education Award

The Mary A. Samuel Harmony Leadership in Education Award pays tribute to an educator in an administrative or research and academia role who has made significant contributions in advancing equitable and inclusive education during his/her career.

The Mary A. Samuel Harmony Leadership in Education Award is presented to an educator who is in an administrative role (such as a principal, equity officer, trustee, etc.) or in research and academia, in recognition of their exemplary achievements in promoting diversity in their school/board and community.

Deadline for award nominations is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Apply using this form.

Harmony School of the Year Award

The Harmony School of the Year Award is presented to an elementary or secondary school that has completed one or more of Harmony’s student leadership programs and has been actively engaged in promoting diversity, equity and inclusivity within the school and its surrounding communities.

The Harmony School of the Year Award is presented annually to an elementary or secondary school that has completed the Harmony Diversity Leadership Certificate Program (DLCP), or the Equity Leadership Training Program (ELTP) within the past school year, in recognition of their exemplary achievements in going above and beyond the training to promote diversity, equity and inclusivity in both their schools and their communities.

Deadline for award nominations is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Apply using this form.

Harmony Community Educator Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions in the promotion of harmony, diversity and equity in the community.

The award is given annually in recognition of an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution towards eliminating barriers to diversity in the community. Award recipients are leaders in Canada who have a commitment and have worked tirelessly to enrich the diversity of our country. The award is presented annually at the Harmony Award Banquet.

Eligibility of Nominees – Any Canadian individual, organization, group or business may be nominated for the award. Candidates could include, but are not limited to, educators, writers, community workers, artists, service clubs, social action groups, multicultural organizations, schools, media, businesses, professional organizations, coalitions. Successful candidates must agree to be publicly acknowledged and to be present at the annual Harmony Awards to receive the award.

Deadline for award nominations is Friday, June 30th, 2017. Apply using this form.

2016 Award Winners

2016 Harmony Award

Have you ever gone to a place where you felt yourself being lifted? Where people rejoice, dance, break into song, and warmly embrace strangers? Where emotions are worn freely on sleeves; where men and women shed tears together? Where words inspire and provide food for the soul?...

2016 Social Changemakers Award

The staff and students of Irma Coulson Public School are honoured to receive this award in recognition of the dedication and hard work of our student leaders, who over the past year have taken on several initiatives that have supported our school’s mission of Equity and Excellence for All...

2016 Harmony Educator Award

Corinne has passionately advocated the importance of inclusiveness, understanding, and equity in every dimension of her life. From connecting deeply with students that others might have given up on, to guiding her colleagues to create safe spaces for those who need them, she has been a force of nature in shaping the discourse around inclusive practices in education...

2016 Leadership in Education Award:

Anne Marie McDonald is, first and foremost, an outstanding human being who enriches the lives of those students, families, and staff with whom she has the opportunity to work. However, she is also an outstanding educator who has high expectations for all students and staff, and advocates strongly for those who most need a voice...

2016 School of the Year

Terry Fox Public School is attended by about 400 students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

After completing the Harmony Movement Social Changemakers Conference and educator leadership sessions, our staff and students were inspired to take school community engagement to a new level...

2016 Harmony Community Educator Award

Farrah Khan is a nationally recognized gender justice advocate with organizations such as the Barbra Schlifer Clinic and METRAC. She has also developed Outburst! Young Muslim Women’sProject – an award winning program that seeks to foster a culture of consent on campus...