Ottawa, Canada – March 3, 2020 – Individuals and organizations that are doing exceptional work to build thriving, diverse societies are sought for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award, presented by the Global Centre for Pluralism. Submissions are now being accepted at award.pluralism.ca until April 30, 2020.
Through creative and high-impact initiatives, Global Pluralism Award recipients are building societies where differences are genuinely respected and valued. Individuals, businesses, academics, civil society and government bodies from around the world are eligible for the Award. Three winners are chosen by an independent, international Jury chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada to share a prize pool totalling $150,000 CAD.
“The goal of the Award is to shine a light on the tireless leaders and ground-breaking organizations that are shaping how we tackle exclusion now and into the future. The inspiring efforts of the Award laureates demonstrate how, in concrete terms, pluralism can be strengthened across all our communities, and all sectors of work, worldwide. It is deeply important work that the Centre is proud to support,” said Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism.
The Global Pluralism Award is an initiative of the Global Centre for Pluralism. Founded in Ottawa by His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Centre was created to advance positive responses to the challenge of living peacefully and productively together in diverse societies.