Canadians choose Top 25 Canadian Immigrants
First national award for immigrants results in more than 10,000 votes
TORONTO, May 25 /CNW/ – A human rights defender, a filmmaker and a scientist are among the winners of the first-ever Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards. The national awards program, which is being presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and sponsored by RBC, seeks to uncover and celebrate the untold stories and remarkable achievements of outstanding Canadian immigrants and inspire others.
The winners were selected by more than 10,000 Canadians who voted online for their favourites. Winners will be honoured this week in Vancouver (May 25) or Toronto (May 28) at ceremonies hosted by Citizenship and Immigration
Rossbina Nathoo of Calgary, AB, from Uganda volunteers with many community organizations and founded F.O.C.U.S. on Seniors (Friendship, Opportunities, Community Involvement, Unity and Synergy).
John Halani of Vancouver, BC, from Uganda founded the Ethno Business Council and owns two hotels often used as temporary accommodations for newcomers landing in Vancouver. The philanthropist is also consul general for Uganda.