Immigrants of Distinction Awards | Immigrant Services Calgary


Recognizing Remarkable Resilience for 25 years

Immigrant Services Calgary invites you to be part of the 25th Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) as we recognize the mosaic of ethnicities, languages, cultures, and talents that create a strong and prosperous Canada.

Since 1997, the Immigrants of Distinction Awards has used the power of story-telling to recognize the talent, excellence and positive impact that immigrants and refugees have on our local community and on Canada’s prosperity. The IDA has come to be a highly sought-after event, attracting prominent business leaders and dignitaries from all levels of government as well as the non-profit sector.

The awards ceremony will recognize the outstanding achievements of Calgary's immigrants and refugees in arts & culture, civics, academics and industry. Click here to learn more about the award categories.

What to expect at the 2022 IDA

Entertainment: Cultural music and dance performances! Prizes and raffles! Hot food and the city's premier awards ceremony for immigrants!

Tickets: General seating will be assigned based on order of purchase. Tickets and seating assignments will be available upon arrival at the event.

Location: Arts Common Jack Singer Concert Hall

Dress code:The event is a formal affair. Black tie, business formal or formal ethnic attire is appropriate.

Program: Due to public health concerns, the IDA is being postponed. Please stay tuned for an announcement with the new date.

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Funds raised during the evening will provide immigrants and refugees with the vital support needed to successfully integrate and become valued contributors to Canadian society.

Please Note: If you wish to be seated with someone, we recommend purchasing tickets together on a single order.
Every ticket is entered into the door prize draw for a flight anywhere in Canada!
up to $600 value, one-way or return on any airline - reservations to be coordinated via ISC points program



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To view photos from the 2019 Immigrants of Distinction Awards, please click here.

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