CALL FOR NOMINATION - 2014 MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards


About the Awards

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians.  To commemorate this significant milestone, MFFC will hold a Dinner Dance Fund raising Event on November 7, 2014 Crystal Fountain banquet Halls located on 60 McDowell Gate ( off 14th Ave.), Markham, Ontario L6G 1B5.  The highlight of this celebration is the presentation of the MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards. These awards are intended to recognize and honor persons of Filipino heritage who have not just achieved distinction in their field of endeavor, bringing honor and prestige to the Markham community but have availed themselves to the community for community services. This year we extend this honor to the people in the community, regardless of heritage, who have supported our Filipino community in many ways.

The Federation invites you to nominate people that you feel are deserving of these prestigious awards.  Nominators are required to be members of MFFC or residents of Markham.

Awards Eligibility

The following criteria will be used to determine the eligibility of nominees for the MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards:

1.  He/She must have outstanding achievements in and contributions to any of these six (6) fields of endeavor:

  • Academics (education, including research, teaching, program development or administration).
  • Arts and Letters (architecture, arts, literature and music).
  • Sports (professional or amateur sport).
  • Professional (social sciences, sciences, law or medicine and allied health fields).
  • Business and Industry
  • Public Service (including government, non-profit service sector, or community-based organizations).

2.  Community Services or involvement in the community specifically in the Filipino Canadian community or Philanthropy.

The following are not eligible for nomination: 

  • Past MFFC Distinguished Achievement awardees
  • Members of the 2014 Committee on Distinguished Achievement Awards and the Board of Judges.

Nomination Information Requirements

1.  A call for nomination will be made thru press releases as well as through this website during the summer months.

2.  The nomination portfolio must contain:           

  • A completed nomination form signed by the nominator.  To download Nomination Form, click here.        
  • A Nominee’s Release Form signed by the nominee.  To download Nominee’s Release Form, click here.    
  • Nominee’s CV or resume 
  • Any other supporting documentation (such as letters of reference, recognitions and awards, testimonials, membership in professional or honorary societies, publications, patents, volunteer work, advocacy, and notable aspects of nominee’s personal life not readily apparent in the nominee’s curriculum vitae.)

3.  Mail the nomination portfolio postmarked not later than  Oct. 15, 2014 to: 

The Awards Committee

        c/o Lolita Bruneau
        170 Adrian Crescent
        Markham, ON
        L3P 7B2

4.  Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered.

For general inquiries, please contact any of the following: 

Lolita Bruneau (905)471-1560, 
Marian Cusi (416) 561-1989,
Yoly Ladines (905) 284-6191,
Ester Toribio  (647) 556-0462,
Anna Torres  ( 905) 335-1942

Nomination Submissions Information

  1. Nominations are due by October. 15, 2014
  2. All submissions received will be kept confidential by the Awards Committee.
  3. The Awards Committee will review and validate the submissions and forward the short list of nominees to the Board of Judges by October 30, 2014.

Board of Judges:   (3)

The MFFC awards committee chair and  2 appointed judges.

The Board of Judges will evaluate the short-listed nominations according to an established scoring process and come up with a recommendation by October  30, 2014.   All award recipients  will be informed by November 1, 2014.

Awards Presentation

The MFFC Distinguished Achievement Award winners will be honored and presented with a certificate at the MFFC 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance Fund-raising Event on November 7, 2014 at the Crystal Fountain Banquet Hall in Markham.

Please ensure that the following completed documents are enclosed in your nominations:

  1. 2014 MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards Nomination Form
  2. Nominee’s Release Form
  3. Nominee's Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  4. Other supporting documents such as Letters of Reference, Recognitions and Awards received, testimonials, membership in profession or honorary societies, publications, volunteer work, advocacy, and notable aspects of nominees personal life not readily apparent in the nominee's curriculum vitae.
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