Date: to be announced

Hamilton Newcomers of Distinction Awards celebrate and honour the achievements of newcomers making significant contributions in the Greater Hamilton Area. The gala will include the presentation of awards in recognition of achievement in six categories including the Community Builder Award, Youth Leadership Award, Professional Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. The awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of newcomers to our city, and celebrate and acknowledge the long legacy of newcomers’ contributions to Hamilton and Canada. This event is hosted by Empowerment Squared in partnership with CF Lime Ridge.

2020 Gala Awards

Professional Achievement Award
This award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of a newcomer professional who has achieved significant success in a professional capacity. Nominations are encouraged for all professions.

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the achievements of an individual who immigrated to Canada and has achieved outstanding success in his or her career path, professional field, or a related area of contribution in the Greater Hamilton Area for a minimum of ten years consistently. This individual will have made significant contributions to our city in the areas such as professional achievement, community building, and philanthropic endeavours.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Presented to a newcomer who has achieved notable success in a business or entrepreneurial endeavour or has applied innovation resulting in business or other entrepreneurial success in Hamilton and surrounding areas.

Community Builder Award
This award is presented to a newcomer who has made a significant difference in the community through active citizenship and engagement including promoting civic leadership, volunteering and community engagement.

Arts & Culture Award
This award is presented to a newcomer who has achieved notable success in an artistic endeavour or contributed to enriching the arts and culture community in Hamilton within the visual, media or performing arts, or other artistic field.

Youth Leadership Award
The Youth Leadership Award recognizes the outstanding achievement of a young leader who is making a notable difference in the community and inspiring others to bring about positive change.

Empowerment Squared Youth Fellowship
Presented to one or more newcomer youth who have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and are interested in developing professional skills to enhance their leadership ability and career development. The recipients will be expected to complete 40 hours of professional placement over four weeks during the months of July and August 2020. The hours will be split between placement readiness training with Empowerment Squared and on the job experience at a partner organization. Honorariums will be paid directly to recipients.

Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted

  • Applicants must submit a completed application form on or before April 3, 2020 by 11:59 pm
  • Applications can be emailed to events@empowermentsquared.org with the subject line “2020 Awards” or delivered in hard copy to Empowerment Squared at 162 King William Street, Suite 103, Hamilton ON L8R 3N9 (Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Recipients will be recognized on May 2, 2020 at Empowerment Squared’s Annual Celebration and all applicants will be honoured at the event

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Sponsor – $5,000 (6 available)

• One Newcomers of Distinction Award to be ‘Presented by’ at event and on event/award collateral
• Opportunity for company representative to present award
• Recognition post on Empowerment Squared social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
• Company name/logo featured prominently on event displays and signage
• Company name/logo (with link) featured on Empowerment Squared website
• Live acknowledgement and company mention during event
• Complimentary table (8 tickets) with company name/logo displayed on table
• Recognition in Empowerment Squared e-blast (over 2,500 subscribers)
• Opportunity for product placement
• Post-event recognition on Empowerment Squared website

Emerald Sponsor – $2,500 (4 available)

• One Youth Fellowship to be ‘Presented by’ at event and on event/award collateral
• Recognition post on Empowerment Squared social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
• Company name/logo on select print materials
• Company name/logo (with link) featured on Empowerment Squared website
• Live acknowledgement and company mention during event
• Four complimentary tickets to event
• Recognition in Empowerment Squared e-blast (over 2,500 subscribers)

Sapphire Sponsor – $1,000

• Recognition post on Empowerment Squared social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
• Live acknowledgement and company mention during event
• Company name on select print materials
• Company name/logo (with link) featured on Empowerment Squared website
• Four complimentary tickets to the event

We would be happy to customize a sponsorship package to your interests.


Ready to get involved?
Contact:
sponsorship@empowermentsquared.org
905-393-5370

Purchase tickets to the event

Tickets are $50 per person and include dinner, entertainment and the awards presentation.

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