About the Award
Presented by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC), the Global Citizen Awards recognize Saskatchewan changemakers making important contributions to international cooperation, peace and global justice.
Global Citizen Award honourees are nominated and selected through a peer-review process conducted by SCIC. Since it was initiated in 1990, over 100 Saskatchewan people, organizations, and campaigns have received the Global Citizen Award. During the 30 years of the award’s history, honourees have come from numerous backgrounds including educators, youth, community organizers, politicians, doctors, volunteers, and others.
Awards are presented annually during International Development Week celebrations, which next year will take place from February 7 to February 13, 2021. The Global Citizen Award ceremony will virtually bring people together from across Saskatchewan to learn from one another, and to celebrate the amazing achievements of like-minded people.
To make a nomination, simply read the respective criteria and fill in the Global Citizen Nomination form.
After the nomination deadline of December 14, 2020, the nominations will go on to a committee for consideration.
- Nominees must be a resident of Saskatchewan or have a strong connection to this province.
- International cooperation/global justice and/or education work undertaken by the nominee must be *non-proselytizing, as reflected in SCIC’s bylaws
- International development and/or education work undertaken by the nominee must adhere to SCIC’s Statement of Development Principles
- Nominees must take an active role in shaping a more just, equitable, and sustainable global community.
- Work is innovative and provides measurable results in their respective field.
*Recognized global standards clearly state that agencies may not condition the receipt of assistance or participation in their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause of the organization.
- Youth aged 18-35.
- An individual that is generating momentum for local to global change in their community.
- An individual who has demonstrated commitment to and shown a passion for global justice issues, international cooperation, peace and solidarity.
Lifetime Achievement Award
- An individual who has shown dedication, passion and commitment throughout their lives and has made important contributions to international cooperation, peace and global justice.
- There is no age requirement for these individuals, but we usually look to individuals who have extended experience in their field.
Emerging Global Citizen Award
- Youth aged 17 and under.
- A young individual who has actively demonstrated interest, passion, and commitment to global justice issues, peace and solidarity.
Our Process Update
SCIC has made some changes to the Awards in 2021 to better reflect the spectrum of global changemakers we have in our community - we have expanded the categories to include a Lifetime Achievement Award category, a Youth Award category and an Emerging Global Citizen Award category.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be holding in-person events during International Development Week and therefore will be showcasing the 2021 Global Citizen Awards online.
This year, we will be featuring ALL 10 of our nominees throughout International Development Week by sharing highlights of your inspirational stories with our network and beyond. These highlights will bring attention to and celebrate the incredible work you do to build a better world.
Winners will be selected by a committee and announced at the end of International Development Week. Though not every nominee will receive an award this year, those who are not selected may be nominated again in future years.