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County of Simcoe accepting nominations for the 2020 Virtual Newcomer Recognition Awards

Midhurst/August 12, 2020 – The County of Simcoe is accepting nominations for deserving recipients of the 2020 Virtual Newcomer Recognition Awards. The deadline for this year's submissions is October 1, 2020, so act now to recognize community champions in Simcoe County.

For the past seven years, the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) has hosted this spectacular annual event to recognize outstanding community leaders and champions who take decisive action to enhance the lives of newcomers in Simcoe County. Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 medical pandemic, the eighth annual Newcomer Recognition Awards celebration is moving online and will take place on November 19, 2020 with a modified and safe approach.

Application submissions should be returned via fax to 705-725-9539, or email to sclip@simcoe.ca. Individuals and/or organizations/businesses can be nominated for the following categories: 

  • Community Champion
  • Immigrant Artist
  • Immigrant Entrepreneur
  • Immigrant Mentor
  • Service Excellence Award
  • Immigrant Youth​
  • Youth Community Champion
  • *New - Ethno-cultural Group Award
  • Culturally Diverse Workforce (organization/business)
  • Welcoming Work Environment (organization/business)
  • Marketing and Outreach (organization/business)
  • Multiculturalism through Education (educator/school)

For more information on the upcoming Newcomer Recognition Awards, or to download an application package, visit https://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/ccs/lip/newcomer-recognition-awards.  

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.­­­­­­

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Collin Matanowitsch
Public Relations Manager
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-734-8386 (mobile)

Jennifer Straw
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-790-5979 (mobile)