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.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Check back with us for submission requirements for 2019!

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.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Check back with us for submission requirements for 2019!

Harmony Educator Award

The Harmony Educator Award recognizes a front-line teacher who courageously demonstrates a 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.

Nominations for 2018 now closed. Check back with us for submission requirements for 2019!

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.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Check back with us for submission requirements for 2019!

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 a Harmony Movement program 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.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Check back with us for submission requirements for 2019!

Harmony Community Educator Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to 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 and social inclusion 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.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed. Check back with us for submission requirements for 2019!

2018 Award Winners

2018 Harmony Award

In activist and feminist communities, we often hear the bromide “the personal is political”, but few embody this phrase to the benefit of others as boldly as Mandi Gray.

I met Mandi in late 2015, a month...

2018 Social Changemakers Award

The Equity Council is an intersectional collaboration of student leaders in grades 9 to 12 from a range of social justice groups. Members represent the Muslim Students Association, Trudeau Pride, the African-Canadian Students Association...

2018 Harmony Educator Award

David is one of Catholic Central High School’s best educators -- in no small part because of his passion for teaching, coaching, and student equity. These traits have become the hallmark of his educational credo...

2018 Leadership in Education Award:

Michelle is all about compassion, respect and dignity. But she does not shy away from necessary, courageous conversations in her drive to help us all better understand and embrace the empathy...

2018 School of the Year

The students at Catholic Central represent a global and diverse population -- all having arrived with unique stories and under unique circumstances. We recognize that each of our students deserves a voice ...

2018 Harmony Community Educator Award

Ivan Coyote is the author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, six full-length live shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music...