Global Citizen Award 2020 Nomination Form
Deadline for nominations:
Thank you for submitting a nomination for SCIC's Global Citizen Award. These special awards recognize Saskatchewan people who make amazing contributions to international development, cooperation, peace and justice.
This award is presented annually during International Development Week, which takes place during the first full week of February (1st to 8th). The Global Citizen Award was first presented in 1991 and over 100 people and organizations have been recognized over the past 30 years.
Please fill out this form and email or fax supporting letters of reference or media links or clippings to start the nomination process.
, please include your nominee's name and “Global Citizen” in the subject.
Please note: People sharing a nomination (i.e. a group or couple) will receive one, collective award. If you want your candidates to receive individual awards, make sure you nominate them individually!
Also note: both nominators and award winners will be asked to give remarks at the Global Citizens Gala during the first full week of February. After the nomination deadline, all the nominations will go onto a committee for consideration. Contact
SCIC at (306)757-4669 for more information.
Is the Nominee aware of their nomination?
Is the Nominee aged 35 & under?
This information will only be used in order to consider the nominee for a youth award
1-800-565-6872 ext 234
Eligibility: Does the nominee meet the following criteria?
If all of the criteria are not met, someone from SCIC will follow up with you for more information. We encourage you to read through the resources and documents referenced below, as they are the guiding documents used for determining the nominee's eligibility for the Global Citizen Award.
Is the nominee is a resident of Saskatchewan or has a strong connection to this province?
Is the international development and/or education work undertaken by the nominee *non-proselytizing, as reflected in SCIC's bylaws? (
*Recognized global standards clearly state that agencies may not condition the receipt of assistance or participation in their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause of organization.
Does the international development and/or education work undertaken by the nominee adhere to SCIC's Statement of Development Principles? (
Is there anything else we should know about the nominee's eligibility?
Please outline the nominee's achievements in the areas of international development, global cooperation, justice and peace:
Describe why you think the nominee deserves to receive the Global Citizen Award: Karen Farmer is a community gardener, seed saver, and enthusiastic global cooperation supporter who has been encouraging people in Saskatchewan to act in solidarity with farmers around the world for over a decade. Karen has represented USC Canada (now SeedChange) at events across Saskatchewan and the Prairies and served for 5 years as an invaluable member of our Board of Directors. She is also a former Chair of the Board of Seeds of Diversity Canada and the founder of the Saskatoon Seed Library, in partnership with the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. In a professional and volunteer capacity Karen has given countless hours of time to initiatives that educate and inspire the public to take action. Her interest and passion for the issues of food and seed security, farmer's rights, justice, health and sustainability have been conveyed to the general public with passion and aplomb through countless speaking engagements, workshops, conferences, media interviews, and Seedy Saturday events. Karen's understanding of the challenges faced by the world's 2 billion small-scale farmers—half of whom live under the poverty line—and her hands-on passion for seeds and food have made her uniquely skilled as an advocate for global solidarity. Through seed saving workshops, tomato tasting events and a number of interviews, she's helped her community connect the dots between "think global" and "act local", by empowering them to grow a more equitable food system through both international assistance and by getting their own hands dirty to save seeds and grow good food. Karen has brought the work of farmers around the world home, has been a tremendous advocate for both domestic and international concerns and given a voice to those who don't have one. We are incredibly grateful at SeedChange to know and work with Karen and would like to have her enormous contributions recognized in her home province and beyond.
Will you be emailing or faxing in supporting information or documents?
, Fax: 306-757-3226, mail: 2138 McIntyre Street, Regina, SK S4P 2R7
Does the nominee address their work through any of the following approaches?
Select all that apply
Partnerships and Solidarity
Dignity and Human Rights
Equality and Power
Does the nominee's efforts or accomplishments focus on any of the following areas?
Select all that apply
Anything else to add?
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