Call for Nominations – Rosario Demers and Women in Actions Awards

Rosario Demers Award

Do you know a volunteer who is involved in one of CECI’s international cooperation programs, has demonstrated outstanding commitment and made a significant contribution to a CECI project? Nominate them for the Rosario Demers Award!

 

CECI strongly believes in the power of volunteer cooperation as a development tool.

The commitment of thousands of volunteers on the ground has made our work possible, with sometimes brilliant results in development. Their involvement, altruism, readiness and day-to-day hard work with local partners are a testament to their devout solidarity and desire to work together to build a better world.
The volunteer cooperation programs operated by CECI and its partners mobilize more than 500 volunteers each year from Canada and the global South. These volunteers work with 120 local partners encompassing 800 organizations that offer services to the people.

 

The Rosario Demers Prize recognizes the outstanding commitment of one such volunteer.

Please submit nominations to Carmen Houle (carmenh@ceci.ca).

Deadline for nominations: December 6, 2017.

Nominations must include a letter with the following: the relationship of that individual to CECI; the contribution of that individual to CECI’s mission and why you want this person to win the Award.

CECI will award this prize at the 2018 International Forum.

 

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Women in Action Award

Do you know a woman, man or organization involved in a CECI project who has made a significant contribution to gender equality? Nominate them for the Women in Action Award!

 

CECI stands firmly for women’s rights.
In its mission and values statement, CECI places the principle of equity in human relations at the centre of its vision and its action. We believe in human dignity and equality before the law, and we work to establish equity between women and men both in society at large and within our own organization.

CECI holds the conviction that women must have equitable access to the benefits of development, and this dictates that they be made equal partners in decision-making processes relating to development activities and projects. Discrimination against women limits their access to education, health care, and decision-making power, among other things. It stands in the way of their full participation.
This is why our approach, while including work with men, places a priority on increasing women’s individual and collective knowledge.

 

The Women in Action Award recognizes any individual, woman or man, or any organization who has made a significant contribution to gender equality.

Please submit nominations to Carmen Houle (carmenh@ceci.ca).

Deadline for nominations: December 6, 2017.

Nominations must include a letter with the following: the relationship of that individual or organization to CECI; the contribution of that individual to CECI’s mission and why you want this person to win the Award.

CECI will award this prize at the 2018 International Forum.