JASPER PRIDE AWARDS


Celebrating the many amazing people behind making Jasper an inclusive community.

Know an amazing person that has impacted Jasper Pride or the LGBTQ2S+ Community?

Nominate them to show your appreciation and let’s celebrate them!

Nominations will be accepted later this year. Check back for opening date.

AWARD CATEGORIES


  • Person of the Year

  • Youth of the Year

  • Proud Business of the Year

  • LGBTQ2+ Community Organization of the Year

CELEBRATE: AWARDS BRUNCH

2023 Jasper Pride Awards event will be announced later this year.

THE DETAILS

The nominees in each category are considered through community nominations and selected by a Jury Panel formed of representatives of Community Partners, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

Celebrations take place at Jasper Pride Awards event.

Person of the Year Award

This award is given in recognition of the outstanding contributions of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, or queer person who has significantly improved the quality of life in the LGBTQ2S+ and local community.

The award recognizes a person for their efforts to advocate for a diverse and inclusive community and make steps to eliminating discrimination and homophobia for the community and region.

Nominations are open to:

  • LGBTQ2S+ Persons 25 and over
  • Resides in Alberta and actively support Jasper Pride & Ski Festival

The selection criteria are:

  • Commitment to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere of equality, acceptance and support for the LGBTQ2S+ communities
  • Inspirational role model for the community in Jasper and region
  • Significant contribution to advance acceptance and support for the LGBTQ2+ community
  • Leadership and Vision
  • Personal interests
  • Volunteer work and advocacy

Youth of the Year Award

This award is given in recognition of the outstanding youth who improve the lives and visibility of LGBTQ2+ community, particularly for the LGBTQ2S+ youth.

The award recognizes the youth’s efforts and the contributions they have made to their communities, in their homes, schools, athletic or academic teams, or other social groups.

This individual should have a consistent and significant list of contributions to the LGBTQ2S+ community and is a role model for youth. This youth is a leader of today who shows a promise for the future, is out, and have made a difference by overcoming obstacles in their own lives, or by working on projects that have benefited their community.

Nominations are open to:

  • LGBTQ2S+ youth age 12 – 24 * Parents must sign a consent form for youth under the age of 18
  • Resides in Jasper or surrounding region

The selection criteria are:

  • Commitment to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere of equality, acceptance and support for the LGBTQ2S+ communities
  • Positive role model for the LGBTQ2S+ community in Jasper and region
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Involvement
  • Personality

Proud Business of the Year Award

This award honours leading LGBTQ2S+ businesses and business owners in recognition of their outstanding contributions in support of our community.

Nominations are open to:

  • Small, medium, or large business
  • Operating in Alberta and actively supports the Jasper Pride & Ski Festival

The selection criteria are:

  • Commitment to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere of equality, acceptance and support for the LGBTQ2S+ communities
  • Contributes to LGBTQ2S+ community with ongoing initiatives
  • Promotes Inclusion and Diversity
  • Provides superior customer service
  • Leadership within the business community

LGBTQ2+ Community Organization of the Year Award

This award honours leading LGBTQ2S+ community groups and organizations in recognition of their outstanding contributions in support of our community.

Nominations are open to:

  • Not for profit or charity organizations operating in the LGBTQ2S+ community
  • Operating in Alberta who actively support Jasper Pride & Ski Festival

The selection criteria are:

  • Commitment to create a safe and inclusive atmosphere of equality, acceptance and support for the LGBTQ2S+ communities
  • Contributes to LGBTQ2S+ community with ongoing initiatives
  • Promotes Equality, Inclusion and Diversity
  • Provides superior service
  • Leadership and Vision

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