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Alberta, Jul 25 (Canadian-Media): During a ceremony held July 24 at Government House, Rajan Sawhney, Alberta's Minister of Community and Social Services presented a total of 17 awards to individuals, organizations and businesses showing leadership in violence prevention, promoting healthy relationships, and building safer communities for those experiencing abuse, media reports said.
Rajan Sawhney. Image credit: Twitter handle
The Inspiration Awards celebrate those raising awareness of family violence, sexual violence and abuse, and advancing healthy relationships.
“These awards recognize outstanding community leaders who have gone above and beyond in helping prevent family violence, sexual violence and bullying in their communities. Congratulations to all award recipients and nominees, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to helping vulnerable Albertans,” said Sawhney in a news release.
2020 Award recipients have been categorized under five divisions.
Family Violence Prevention awards were presented to Paul Kent, Christine Berry, Carlene Donnelly; The Today Family Violence Help Centre; Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society; Islamic Family & Social Services Association; High Level Community Policing Society; and Higgerty Law.
Recipients of Sexual Violence Prevention awards were Dr. Kiara Mikita; Tammy Shopland; MacEwan Anti-Violence Education Network; and Bow Valley Harmony Project
Bullying Prevention awards recipients were Caroline Gosling (Missal), and Brett Todd
Innovation awards were presented to Dr. Deinera Exner-Cortens, and Ever Active Schools.
Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Penny Mickanuck