Public Interest Alberta is now accepting nominations for our Annual Public Interest Awards.  These awards were created to give public recognition to those making important contributions in promoting the public interest in Alberta.

The award is given to two individuals and/or organizations each year making an exemplary contribution in one or more of the following ways:

  • effectively drawing public attention to the importance of preserving and enhancing an element of public services, public institutions, public spaces, the public good or the public interest
  • mobilizing support in one or more of the above areas
  • promoting effective cooperation among individuals and organizations in one or more of the above areas
  • working to strengthen Alberta’s public sphere and public interest in any other effective manner.

Click here for Nomination Form


Past Award Recipients

2016

Northern Alberta: Elisabeth Ballermann

Southern Alberta: Susan Wright

2015

No awards were presented in 2015

2014

Southern Alberta: Dr. Paul Parks

Northern Alberta: Dave Werlin

2013

Southern Alberta: Evelyn Schuler

Northern Alberta: The Global Café

2012

Enneke J. Lorberg

Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative

2011

Keith Wiley

Carol and John Wodak

2010

Dorothy McKenna & Womanspace Resource Centre

Whitemud Citizens for Public Health

2009

Noel & Lynda Somerville

Families Who Care

2008

Neil Reimer & Alberta Council on Aging

Vibrant Communities Calgary

2007

Brian Staples, SALT

Jackie Flanagan, Alberta Views Magazine

2006

Betty Mardiros

Lynda & Ron Jonson & Seniors I Care

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