The result of collaboration between the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) and Culture pour tous, the prix Charles-Biddle recognizes the exceptional contribution of people who have immigrated to Quebec and whose personal or professional commitment contributes to the province’s cultural and artistic development.
Through their careers and achievements, these individuals are models of success, both in their field and for Quebec society as a whole.
Since 2018, the Award has had two components to reward their efforts, contribution, involvement, commitment and influence, either on the national or international scene, or on the regional scene. Three finalists for each category are announced in the fall, in video vignettes broadcast by Télé-Québec’s La Fabrique culturelle.
The Charles-Biddle Award is presented annually at the launch of Semaine québécoise des rencontres interculturelles. The two winners receive a $5,000 bursary and an original work of art. Their video portraits are also broadcast by La Fabrique culturelle.