Nominations Now Open for BC Achievement’s 20th Annual Community Award

BC Achievement Community Award Placeholder

Vancouver, BC (December 1, 2022): The BC Achievement Foundation announced today the opening of the call for nominations for the 20th annual Community Award. The program recognizes British Columbians who have made extraordinary contributions to building better, stronger, and more resilient communities.  

“At BC Achievement, we believe that our communities are sustained and strengthened by those among us who aspire to excellence,” said Anne Giardini, OC, OBC, KC, Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation. “Our vision is to honour and inspire achievement throughout British Columbia, and we do this by recognizing, celebrating, and supporting outstanding British Columbians and sharing their stories. Every year, we are newly inspired by the nominees, individuals from across the province who have taken action, driven by a desire to be of service to others. We are honoured each year to shine a light on the individuals who have made their communities more livable, sustaining and inclusive.” 

The annual award program recognizes British Columbians who have created positive change in their communities. Individuals are celebrated for their efforts in raising the quality and character of their communities while serving as the ultimate example of dedication and excellence. 

“All of us have a mission in life — whether it’s changing the world by serving the homeless, feeding the hungry or giving voice to those who have long been marginalized and underrepresented,” added Dr. Faisal Khosa, the 2022 Mitchell Award of Distinction recipient. “My fellow recipients are endowed with both vision and courage, which gives me confidence that finding solutions to our biggest challenges will no longer be an elusive dream.” 

Nominations for the Community Award are now open and can be submitted online until January 31, 2023. Nominations are reviewed by an independent selection committee of community leaders, which include program alumni. For more information, visit

The 2023 awards will be presented at a formal ceremony in Victoria in May 2023, where the Lieutenant Governor and a representative of the BC Achievement Foundation will bestow awardees with the BC Achievement medallion and lapel pin designed by renowned First Nations artist Robert Davidson, CM, OBC. Awardees will also receive a commemorative certificate and letter from the Premier of BC recognizing their achievements. In addition, BC Achievement curates an online #shinethelightbc social campaign highlighting each awardee’s accomplishments through its channels. 

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For more information about the BC Achievement Foundation and the Community Award program, please visit


About BC Achievement 
BC Achievement is an independent foundation established in 2003 that celebrates the spirit of excellence in our province and serves to honour the best of British Columbia. By recognizing the accomplishments of our province’s entrepreneurs, artists, community leaders, youth and volunteers, its award programs pay tribute to exceptional people, doing exceptional work.  

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