By Don Douloff, December 18, 2008
Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre has won a 2008 Human Rights Award for Excellence by Human Rights City Edmonton, a project facilitated by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.
“The Shaw was nominated this year primarily for their support of human rights causes and events such as the Everyone for Edmonton event and the Homeless Connect, both of which were hugely supportive of non-profit initiatives, which are often hampered by a lack of resources,” says John Humphrey Centre project coordinator Mandy Siu.
A community development event, Everyone for Edmonton, held on Aug. 23, attracted over 200 registered non-profit organizations. On Oct. 5, the Shaw hosted the city’s first-ever Homeless Connect event, where over 40 agencies provided over 50 services for the homeless and those at-risk of becoming homeless.