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Awards

Over the years, CIWA has been honoured to receive recognition for our commitment to immigrant women and their families by the community. Below is a list of awards and recognitions CIWA has received:

  • Arab Women of Excellence Award in the category of Community Service presented to Noha Elhakim, Settlement Counsellor in June 2019 
  • Making a Difference for Women Award presented to Beba Svigir, CEO,  by Soroptimist International of Calgary in April 2018
  •  Leaders in Diversity Award presented to CIWA by the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers Western ("FACL Western") in March 2018
  •  Leadership in Family Violence Prevention Award - Individual award presented to Bela Gupta, Counsellor, by Alberta Government in March 2018
  • Merit Award - Community Service Category presented to Jade Duong, Board Director, by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General in March 2018
  •  "She Who Dares" award presented to Fiona Fairley, Career Counsellor, by YWCA Calgary in November 2017
  • Women in Law Leadership Award (WILL award) - Leadership in the Community category presented to Sarah King D'Souza Q.C., Past Board Chair, by Association of Women Lawyers & The Counsel Network in November 2017
  • Innovation Award presented to CIWA by The Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy in September 2017
  • "150 Ways in 150 Days" non-profit organization of choice for the month presented to CIWA  by Clark Builders Community Foundation (CBCF) in August 2017
  • ‘You Rock' Award presented to CIWA by Calgary Youth Justice Society in May 2017
  • Appreciation Award presented to CIWA by the Welcome Centre in April 2017
  • Obsidian Awards - Immigrant Community Service and PhilanthropistBusiness & Professional Women (BPW) Award to mark the Canadian milestone of 100 years of Women's Suffrage presented to CIWA in August 2016
  • Life of Learning Award (LOLA) in the category of Learning Champion presented to CIWA in April 2016
  • United Way's Divisional Recognition Award presented to CIWA, by United Way Of Calgary in February 2016
  • Aspen's HOPE Award for Agency Collaboration presented to CIWA in November 2015
  • Council of the Federation Literacy Award for the province of Alberta presented to CIWA in November 2014.
  • Heart of Calgary Award presented to Amal Umar, Board Chair, in April 2014
  • Calgary Herald Christmas Fund presented to CIWA in 2013
  • Community Partner of the Year Award presented to CIWA, by Goodwill Greatness Awards in September 2013
  • Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award presented to CIWA's Low Literacy Modular Employment Program in 2013
  • 2010 Literacy Alberta Award of Excellence in the Student Category presented to Zomkey Zomkey, Pebbles in the Sand participant in 2010
  • Canada's Citizenship Award presented to Shokoofeh Moussavi, Settlement and Integration Department Manager, in 2010
  • ConocoPhillips' Youth of Distinction Volunteerism Award presented to Jennifer Bhatla, Youth Program participant, in May 2010
  • Life of Learning Award presented to Linda Faulkner, Pebbles in the Sand Facilitator, by Calgary Learns in 2010
  • Woman of Vision Award presented to Beba Svigir, CEO, by Global TV Calgary in July 2009
  • Partnership Award presented to Michele Neider, Family Services Department Manager, by Calgary and Area, Child and Family Services' inaugural Awards of Excellence in November 2008
  • Spirit, Culture and Leadership Award presented to The Girls Culture Club, by the City of Calgary in 2008
  • Area's Spirit of Gold Award presented to CIWA, by United Way Of Calgary in February 2008
  • Shell Spirit of the Future Award presented to Chica Ibelo, CIWA volunteer, in July 2005
  • Spirits of Gold Diversity Award presented to CIWA, by United Way Of Calgary in February 2003
  • Salute to Excellence Award presented to CIWA, by Calgary Chamber of Commerce
  • Canada Peace Medal Award presented to CIWA, by YMCA in 2002
  • Women of Distinction Award presented to Sutherland, CIWA's Executive Director, in 2001
  • Community Vision Award of Merit presented to CIWA, by First Calgary Savings in 2001
  • 2000 Citation for Citizenship Award presented to CIWA
  • Queen's Jubilee Medals presented to former Executive Director, Edna Sutherland and Volunteer Program Coordinator, Janeth Alonso in 2002
  • Jerry P. Sellinger Award presented to Shokoofeh Moussavi, Settlement and Integration Manager, in 2002
  • C-CALA's Life of Learning Awards presented to Desiree Lopez, Program Designer/Director, in 2001

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