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Nominations Open for 11th Annual Newcomer Recognition Awards

​Midhurst/August 16​, 2023 –The County of Simcoe has opened nominations for the 11th Annual Newcomer Recognition Awards. Nominations recognizing deserving community champions will be accepted until September 22, 2023.

Newcomers Recognition Awards 2023

Over the past 10 years, the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) has hosted this event to celebrate the outstanding contributions of community leaders and champions who take decisive action to enhance the lives of newcomers in Simcoe County. Special thank you to our Gold Sponsor Tempo Flexible Packaging for their tremendous and generous support.

Individuals and/or organizations/businesses can be nominated for the following categories:

  • Community Champion
  • Youth Community Champion
  • Immigrant Artist
  • Immigrant Entrepreneur
  • Immigrant Mentor
  • Immigrant Youth
  • Service Excellence
  • Ethno-cultural Group
  • Culturally Diverse Workforce (organization/business)
  • Welcoming Work Environment (organization/business)
  • Marketing and Outreach (organization/business)
  • Multiculturalism through Education – Educator
  • Multiculturalism through Education – School

For more information on the upcoming Newcomer Recognition Awards, to learn more about the categories or complete the Online Nomination Form, visit Newcomer Recognition Awards. Application submissions should be submitted by September 22, 2023.

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

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

Jen Straw
Senior Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-790-5979 ​(mobile)