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Celebrate Leaders Working to Prevent Violence

Inspiration-Awards-AlbertaAlbertans are invited to nominate community leaders for recognition in the fifth annual Inspiration Awards.

The awards honour Albertans who are working across the province, demonstrating leadership in family and community safety, by building healthy relationships and preventing family violence, sexual violence, child sexual abuse and bullying.

“Violence in any form is unacceptable. Many individuals and organizations in our communities play an important role in stopping violence and inspiring action. The valuable work they do deserves to be honoured and celebrated.”

Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services

Nominations will be accepted in each of the following categories, for the prevention of:

  • Family Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Child Abuse
  • Bullying

There will also be an award for lifetime achievement and an award for emerging excellence for young people 24 years of age and under.

Nomination packages, with eligibility details and criteria, are available online or by calling 780-422-5912 (toll-free in Alberta by first dialing 310-0000).

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.

Recipients will be announced during Family Violence Prevention Month in November.

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