Global Centre for Pluralism Announces new Global Pluralism Award Cycle

Submissions now accepted for the 2023 Awards

April 11, 2022, Ottawa and Canada –The Global Centre for Pluralism is launching the fourth cycle of its flagship Global Pluralism Award and inviting Individuals, organizations, business and government bodies that are doing exceptional work to build thriving, diverse societies to apply. Submissions and nominations are now being accepted at until May 31, 2022.

Through creative and high-impact initiatives, Global Pluralism Award recipients are building societies where differences are genuinely respected and valued. Individuals, businesses, academics, civil society and government bodies from around the world are eligible and can either apply or be nominated for the Award. Three winners are chosen by an independent, international Jury to share a prize pool totalling $150,000 CAD. The Centre seeks to amplify the winners’ work with support such as media opportunities, partnership development and mentorship.

“Each cycle, we identify pluralism champions that exemplify the positive responses to diversity that we know to be essential for a more equal and just world. As we enter the third year of a pandemic that deepened existing inequalities, it is more important than ever to shine a light on exceptional examples of pluralism in action and support and amplify their work,” said Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism. 

Last cycle, the Global Pluralism Award received nearly 500 applications from across 70 countries. Winners included Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel – a network of bilingual and integrated schools bringing together Jewish and Arab students; Namati Kenya – an organization advancing citizenship rights and access to justice for Kenya’s minority communities; and Puja Kapai (Hong Kong) – a law professor promoting equal rights for Hong Kong’s ethnic minorities. The Award laureates offer global examples from a range of fields of practice that demonstrate how to make pluralism a reality for future generations.

The Global Pluralism Award is an initiative of the Global Centre for Pluralism. Founded in Ottawa by His Highness the Aga Khan in partnership with the Government of Canada, the Centre was created to advance positive responses to the challenge of living peacefully and productively together in diverse societies.

Following a thorough selection and due diligence process, winners will be announced in the fall of 2023.

Nominate a recipient or apply directly at until May 31, 2022.


Tanja Maleska, Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, Global Centre for Pluralism [email protected]



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