Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

May 07, 2008 17:37 ET

16th Annual Canadian Awards for International Cooperation

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) today announced the finalists for the 16th annual Canadian Awards for International Cooperation.

Thirty-four companies and organizations have been nominated in nine different categories, each recognizing the excellence of Canadian companies and organizations in developing countries. Awards will be presented at a gala dinner celebration on Wednesday, May 21, at CME's annual International Development Days conference which is being held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver from May 20-22, 2008.

"The awards honour excellence and corporate and personal commitment to international development. Canadians are working to make a significant, sustainable positive difference in individual lives, communities and countries," Jayson Myers, CME president.

The nominees and their categories:

The CPCS Award for Construction, Reconstruction and/or Rehabilitation of Physical Infrastructure: Banro Corporation, Toronto, ON; CARE Canada, Ottawa, ON; Manitoba Hydro International Ltd., Winnipeg, MB; McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC; and, MMM Group Limited, Vancouver, BC.

The CHF Award for Improvement of Social Infrastructure/Condition: Accenture Canada, Ottawa, ON; College of the North Atlantic, Stephenville, NF; Hickling Corporation, Ottawa, ON; University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Calgary, AB; and, World Literacy of Canada, Toronto, ON.

The AMEC Inc. Award for Sustainable Development of Natural Resources or Protection of the Environment: Artumas Group Inc., Calgary, AB; Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership, Saskatoon, SK; and, World Fisheries Trust, Victoria, BC.

The Cowater/CRC Sogema Award Recognizing Excellence in Capacity Building of SMEs in Developing Countries and Countries in Transition: Agriteam Canada Consulting Ltd., Calgary, AB; Canadian Urban Institute, Toronto, ON; The Canadian Executive Service Organization, Toronto, ON; and York University, Centre for Refugee Studies, Toronto, ON.

The Nexen Award for Excellence in Corporate and Social Ethical Responsibility: Abbott Canada, Ville St-Laurent, PQ; Antamina Mining Company, a joint venture of Teck Cominco Limited, Vancouver, BC; Artumas Group Inc., Calgary, AB; and, World Vision in partnership with Barrick Gold Corporation, Mississauga, ON and Vancouver, BC.

The Centre for Intercultural Learning Award for Gender Equity Achievement: CARE Canada, Ottawa, ON; Cowater International Inc., Ottawa, ON; Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Waterloo, ON; and, Plan Canada, Toronto, ON.

The Huguette Labelle Award for Excellence in Youth Programming sponsored by AGA Khan Foundation Canada and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges: AIESEC Canada Inc., Toronto, ON; Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), Ottawa, ON; Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON; and, Plan Nagua, Quebec, PQ.

The Hatfield Consultants Ltd. Award Recognizing Excellence in Communicating Private Sector Contributions to International Cooperation Issues: Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Global Vision/Junior Team Canada, Gatineau, PQ; and, World Vision Canada, Mississauga, ON.

The Developpement International Desjardins Special Recognition Award for Long-Term Commitment to International Cooperation: Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Southern African Aids Trust (SAT), Ottawa, ON; CCAF-FCVI Inc., Ottawa, ON; CRC Sogema Inc., Longueuil, PQ; International Centre for Sustainable Cities (ICSC), Vancouver, BC; and, UPA Developpement International, Longueuil, PQ.

Backgrounder with specific details about each project can be found at: www.cme-mec.ca/caic.

For more information and to register for International Development Days 2008, please go to: www.cme-mec.ca/idd.

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