Community Service Award

Description

Moose Jaw Pride’s Community Service Award recognizes individuals, or groups of individuals, who have made significant and consistent contributions to vitalizing and supporting the gender and sexual diverse community of Moose Jaw and surrounding area.

Recipients

Past recipients have shown tremendous commitment to positive change through their work creating safe spaces, speaking out against discrimination and harassment, developing inclusive policies within various local organizations or businesses, building healthy community relationships, and/or their efforts at raising public awareness of the experiences of gender and sexual diverse Moose Javians.

Eligibility

Past and present members of Moose Jaw Pride, individuals who have affected the community in significantly positive ways, as well as supportive and inclusive community groups, organization, or businesses are eligible to receive Moose Jaw Pride’s Community Service Award.

Recipients can be of ANY sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, nationality, race (or perceived race), or religious creed.

Moose Jaw Pride’s current staff and Board Members are NOT eligible to receive the award.

Nomination & Selection Process

The organization’s Board of Directors chooses the recipient of Moose Jaw Pride’s Community Service Award by majority vote. If you would like to nominate an individual, or group of individuals, for consideration please fill out the online nomination form.

Deadline for nominations is at 12:00 PM, CST (Central Standard Time), on Friday, April 21, 2017. Any nominations received after this time will not be considered for 2017.

This year’s recipient will be presented at our Pride Week Charity Luncheon on Tuesday, May 2 @ 12pm at St. Andrew’s United Church.

Past Recipients

2016 Recipient: Prairie South School Division GSA

  • Organized first ever school-based Pride Week in Moose Jaw.
  • Officially raised the genderqueer flag for the first time in Saskatchewan.
  • Officially raised the transgender flag for the first time at any school in Moose Jaw.
  • Raised awareness about gender & sexual diversity in Prairie South Schools.

2015 Recipient: Mikayla Skye Schultz

  • Driving force behind major trans equality campaigns such as Time4Rights which lead to gender identity being added to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.
  • Founding member of TransSask Support Services.
  • Founding member of Gender Equality Society of Saskatchewan.
  • Founding member of Moose Jaw Pride.
  • Co-Host of Gender Talk Saskatchewan on CJTR Radio.

2014 Recipient: Dale Hall

  • Founded the Gay & Lesbian Association of Moose Jaw in 2004.
  • Runs an annual golf fundraiser to support gender & sexual diverse youth at Camp Caterpillar.
  • Over the past 10+ years, has contributed tremendously to local activism and advocacy through visibility and building community.
  • Built a solid foundation from which Moose Jaw Pride could grow.