Multicultural Awards


Multicultural Awards

Nominations for the ACT Government’s annual Multicultural Awards have closed.

Now in its eighth year, the five award categories include:

  • Outstanding Volunteer Award for Services to the Community;
  • Organisational Excellence Award for Services to the Community through Social Enterprise, Business, the Public Sector or Education;
  • ACT Multicultural Champion of the Year Award;
  • ACT Multicultural Honour Roll Award; and
  • Outstanding Excellence Award in the area of Creative Services and Experiences for the Community through Art, Media or Culture.

2017 Multicultural Awards Winners

The awards recognise the outstanding contribution made by people and organisations who promote and strengthen our multicultural community. Now in its seventh year, the awards focus on the great work that happens every day in support of multiculturalism, reflecting the respect and value for the cultural diversity of our community.

Business Enterprise Award - ACT AM 1323 Pty Ltd Trading as STAR AM Canberra
Community Organisation Award - Multicultural Employment Services (MES)
Education Award - Polish School Canberra
Media Award - Community Radio 2XXFM/Latino American Community
Multicultural Advocate of the Year – Mr Ziaul Hoque
Multicultural Advocate of the Year – Mrs Chin Wong
Multicultural Young Person of the Year – Mr Mostafa Eshan
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Mr Krishna Nadimpalli
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year – Ms Diana Rahman

No nomination was received for the Public Sector Award Category.

2016 Multicultural Awards Winners

Business Enterprise Award - Mr Derek Jiang
Community Organisation Award - Ms Lisa Stephan
Education Award - ACT Community Languages Schools Association
Media Award - Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis
Multicultural Advocate of the Year Award - Mr Lucky Prasad
Multicultural Young Person of the Year Award - Ms Laura Welsh
Public Sector Award - The Environmental Health Unit from the ACT Government’s Health Directorate
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award - Mr Dean Sahu Kahn and Dr Willy Senanayake

2015 Multicultural Awards winners

  • Business Enterprise Award - Premier Capital Properties
  • Community Organisation Award - Health Care Consumers' Association of the ACT
  • Education Award - Bunyarra Children's Centre
  • Media Award - Helen Musa
  • Multicultural Advocate of the Year Award - Dr Krishna Nadimpalli
  • Multicultural Young Person of the Year Award - Jeeven Nadankumar
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award - Mohammed Ali

2014 Multicultural Awards winners

  • ACT Multicultural Centenary Advocate of the Year: Mr Raj Satija
  • Community Organisation of the Year Award: Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc (MARSS)
  • Education Award: Charnwood - Dunlop School
  • Public Sector Award: ACT Health Directorate
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award: Mrs Raewyn Bastion

2013 Multicultural Awards winners

  • ACT Multicultural Centenary Advocate of the Year: Marion Le
  • Business Enterprise of the Year Award: Canberra CBD Limited
  • Community Organisation of the Year - Highly Commended Award: Migrant and Refugee Settlement Services of the ACT Inc. (MARSS
  • Community Organisation of the Year Award - Overall Winner:Canberra Islamic Centre (CIC)
  • Education Award:Aranda Primary School - EALD Teaching Team
  • Media Award:Mr Victor Marillanca
  • Public Sector Award: Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and West Belconnen Child and Family Centres, Community Services Directorate
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award: Ebenezer Banful

2012 Multicultural Awards winners

  • Multicultural Advocate of the Year:Mr Deepak-Raj Gupta
  • Business Employer of the Year Award: Habitat Personnel
  • Community Organisation of the Year Award: Companion House Assisting Survivors of Torture and Trauma for the work of their Community Development Team
  • Education Award: Dickson College
  • Media Award: ACT Electoral Commission
  • Public Sector Award: Dickson College
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year: Mrs Shin Thu Gay

2011 ACT Multicultural Award Winners

  • Wolf Blass Multicultural Award for Private Enterprise: Fyshwick Fresh Food Market
  • Multicultural Award in Media: Radio 1 CMS and the Ethnic Broadcasters’ Council of the ACT and Surrounding District Inc
  • Multicultural Award for Community Organisation: Canberra Multicultural Community Forum
  • Multicultural Award for Public Sector: Housing ACT
  • Multicultural Award for Education: Canberra Institute of Technology Vocational College
  • Multicultural Award for Outstanding Volunteer: Ms Chin Wong
  • Multicultural Award for Multicultural Advocate of the Year: Ms Sela Taufa

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