Nominations are now closed for the 2016 Public Interest Alberta Awards. Please consider nominating an individual or organization next year!

Each year the Public Interest Awards are given to individuals and/or organizations who are 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.

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

More information on 2014 recipients (includes video of presentations).

2013

Southern Alberta Recipient: Evelyn Schuler

Northern Alberta Recipient: The Global Café

2012

Organizational Recipient: Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative

Individual Recipient: Enneke J. Lorberg

See the media release for details

2011

Recipients: Keith Wiley, Carol and John Wodak

See the media advisory for details

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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