The Charles Biddle Award highlights the outstanding contribution of an individual who immigrated to Quebec and whose personal or professional engagement is contributing to Quebec’s cultural and artistic development.
Through their achievements, these women and men are successful role models not only in their own fields, but also for Quebec society as a whole. The Charles Biddle Award is presented by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) in partnership with Culture pour tous.
Since 2018, the Charles Biddle Award has consisted of two components, along with two $5,000 prizes:
1) NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPONENT
Recognizes the efforts, contribution, involvement and influence of individuals on the national or international stage.
2) REGIONAL COMPONENT
Recognizes the efforts, contribution, involvement and influence of individuals in their community (region, city, town or village).
Three finalists in each component will be selected by the jury from among all the nominations received. The jury will then select the two winners who will receive the Award, along with a $5,000 money prize and a bronze and granite sculpture by artist Danielle Thibeault. The other four finalists will receive an official certificate from the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion.
The finalists will be announced in the fall in a video vignette produced by Télé-Québec’s La Fabrique culturelle.