Call for Nominations for Prix Ronald-Duhamel – Ronald Duhamel Award

Members of the general public and employees of a governmental or quasi-governmental body at the federal, provincial or municipal level are invited to submit nominations for the Prix Ronald-Duhamel – Ronald Duhamel Award, which will be presented in March 2017 as part of the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie.

A joint initiative of the Société franco-manitobaine, the Federal Government, the Manitoba Francophone Affairs Secretariat, and the Manitoba Association of Bilingual Municipalities (AMBM), the Prix Ronald-Duhamel – Ronald Duhamel Award was created to recognize an employee or a group of employees of a governmental or quasi-governmental body at the federal, provincial or municipal level for distinguished service to Manitoba’s Francophone community.

The award has been named in honour of Ronald Duhamel and his significant contributions, first as a senior public servant in the Government of Manitoba and then as a federal MP, minister and senator. During his career, Mr. Duhamel did much to promote the cultural, educational, economic and political development of the Franco-Manitoban community. He also supported a number of minority Francophone community initiatives at the national level.

It is to be noted that the individuals or teams nominated will, in the context of their work, have demonstrated excellence and innovation in

  • planning and providing French-language services tailored to fit the needs of the Francophone community of Manitoba;
  • supporting the development of the Francophone community of Manitoba;
  • creating conditions conducive to greater use of French in the workplace.

Duly completed nomination forms must be forwarded to the Société franco-manitobaine by January 31, 2017.

We sincerely hope that many of you will choose to submit nominations.

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