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Nomination Period Opens for the 10th Annual County of Simcoe Newcomer Recognition Awards

Midhurst/August 15, 2022 – The County of Simcoe has opened the nomination period for the 10th Annual Newcomer Recognition Awards. The deadline to recognize deserving community champions is September 23, 2022.

Over the past nine years, the Simcoe County Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) has hosted this annual celebration, both virtually and in person, to recognize outstanding community leaders and champions who take decisive action to enhance the lives of newcomers in Simcoe County. In honour of the 10th annual Newcomer Recognition Awards, plans are underway to return to an in-person celebration in late fall, though we will continue to monitor and follow all public health guidelines. Special thank you to our Gold Sponsor Honda of Canada Manufacturing​ for their tremendous support of this event.

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

  • Community Champion
  • Immigrant Artist
  • Immigrant Entrepreneur
  • Immigrant Mentor
  • Service Excellence
  • Immigrant Youth
  • Youth Community Champion
  • Ethno-cultural Group
  • 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 <<< Add Link to {Page Name}>>>.

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

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