Applied Art + Design Award

Celebrating Indigenous business excellence through film 

Photo: Teara Fraser, 2023 Indigenous Business Award of Distinction recipient Storytelling has the power to illuminate, educate, and bridge gaps in our understanding of diverse cultures. The Indigenous Business Award (IBA) films stand as a testament to the importance of Indigenous narratives, offering a unique perspective on entrepreneurship, resilience and cultural heritage.   Each year the annual Indigenous Business Award program uses storytelling through short films as one avenue to shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements and contributions of Indigenous entrepreneurs. Now in its sixteenth ...

Nominations Now Open for BC Achievement’s 21st Annual Community Award

Vancouver, BC (December 1, 2023): Today the BC Achievement Foundation opened the called for nominations for the 21st annual Community Award. The award program recognizes, celebrates and stewards outstanding British Columbians while elevating their stories of excellence. 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. “The Community Award program is a testament to the best of BC. The program has lifted up and told the stories of over ...

Call for Nominations announced for 2024 British Columbia Reconciliation Award

Vancouver, B.C. – The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in partnership with the BC Achievement Foundation, is pleased to announce the 2024 Call for Nominations for the BC Reconciliation Award. This award recognizes individuals, groups and organizations who demonstrate exceptional leadership, integrity, respect and commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in the province of British Columbia or inspire others to continue reconciliation efforts. Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, has made reconciliation one of the key themes of her mandate. ...

IBA Gala 2023: A vibrant celebration of Indigenous business

The 15th annual IBA Gala Dinner, hosted last night at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, was a vibrant celebration of the exceptional achievements of eight Indigenous businesses. Chief David Jimmie and Geena Jackson co-hosted the event, joined by over 650 guests, as business excellence was showcased through the premiere of recipient films, sharing their entrepreneurial journeys.  Cloy-e-iis Judith Sayers, BC Achievement board member, encapsulated the program’s intent, commending the awardees for their unwavering determination, tenacity, viability, and remarkable commitment to excellence. She highlighted the unique dedication ...

BC Achievement Foundation announces 19th annual Applied Art + Design award recipients 

Vancouver, BC (October 11, 2023):Today, the awardees of the 19th annual Applied Art + Design Award (AAD) have been announced by the BC Achievement Foundation, an independent foundation that honours excellence and inspires achievement throughout the province. The award program celebrates British Columbians who excel at creating functional art and design, while advancing the collective conversation around its importance. “Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Applied Art + Design Award! Your remarkable talents and dedication to applied art and design deserve this recognition for ...

15th Annual Indigenous Business Award Gala Dinner: Celebrating Transformative Success 

The recipients of the 15th annual Indigenous Business Award  (IBA) program have been announced and will be celebrated in front of fellow entrepreneurs, along with their respective communities, at the annual IBA Gala dinner on November 1st. The award program recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs, partnership entities and community-owned enterprises.   Congratulations to the 2023 Indigenous Business Awardees:  Young Entrepreneur of the Year:The Ballantyne Project, Maple Ridge Business of the Year – one-to-two person enterprise:Daxgedim Haanak Nation Building, Comox Business of the Year – ...