Courage to Give Back Awards 

The Courage to Give Back Awards are not your ordinary awards banquet. The awards recognize and celebrate extraordinary individuals in our community. These individuals not only take on their own day-to-day challenges and personal barriers, but they make the time to give back to our community while they inspire others to do the same. We want to share their personal stories and recognize their conviction, courage and contributions through an inspiring and uplifting evening.

All funds raised through the Courage to Give Back Awards will go directly to enhancing and growing the programs and services Family SOS offers.

A Night in Denim and Diamonds, 2019

On Friday, February 1st, 2019 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax our 13th annual awards celebration, A Night in Denim and Diamonds, in support of Family SOS’s programs and services for children, youth and families will take place. As a guest, you will experience our pre-event reception featuring tastings of local spirits, an exceptional silent auction, a delicious 3-course dinner, inspiring stories of those who are making a difference in our community, an exciting entertainment lineup, incredible prizes and returning this year – the Courage to Give Back Awards After Party featuring the award winning True North DJs.

Past Ambassadors 

Each year, we honour an inspiring community leader by naming them the Ambassador of the Courage to Give Back Awards. We open the call for nominations, seeking an individual who selflessly gives back to their community, despite any personal challenges. Our Ambassador is a mentor, a visionary, and an inventor, who encompasses the values of Family SOS: family, children, youth, and community. 

Our past Ambassadors include:

Elizabeth Newman, 2018 | Phil Otto, 2017 | Dr. John Anderson, 2016 | Brendan Maguire, 2015 | Danny Graham, 2014 | Colin MacDonald, 2013 |

Fred Connors, 2012 | Dr. Wanda Thomas Bernard, 2011 | Wadih M. Fares, 2010 | Eleanor Humphries, 2009 | Dennis Campbell, 2008 |

Mickey MacDonald, 2007 

Nomination Package

Do you know an extraordinary individual in our community who has overcome their own day-to-day challenges and personal barriers, and inspires others by giving back to their community? Honour them with a nomination for a Courage to Give Back Award! The Courage to Give Back Awards recognizes individuals who have shown great courage in surmounting their own personal hardships, and have gone on to give back to their communities. 

Download our 2019 Nomination Package here

Thank you to our sponsors!

We are so thankful to our amazing sponsors and friends that express their Courage to Give Back by supporting this important event! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, get in touch - we would love to have you join us! 

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