CALL FOR NOMINATION - 2010 MFFC Distinguished Achievement Awards

 About the Awards

This year marks the 21th anniversary of the Markham Federation of Filipino Canadians.  To commemorate this significant milestone, MFFC will hold a Dinner Dance Fundraising Event on October 16, 2010 at the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview Ave., Markham Ontario.  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.

The Association 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.  The nominee must be of Filipino heritage and a resident of Markham.

2.  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).

3.  Community Services or involvement in the community, Philanthropy

The following are not eligible for nomination: 

  • Past MFFC Distinguished Achievement awardees
  • Current members of the MFFC board of directors
  • Members of the 2010 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 thru this website during the month of September.

2.  The nomination portfolio must contain:            

  • A completed nomination form signed by the nominator. To download Nomination Form, please click here.          
  • A Nominee’s Release Form signed by the nominee. To download Nominee's Release Form, please 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, advocacies, and notable aspects

  of nominee’s personal life not readily apparent in the nominee’s curriculum


3.  Mail the nomination portfolio postmarked not later than Sept. 20, 2010 to:

The Awards Committee

c/o Yoly Ladines
26 Castleview Cres,
Markham, ON  L6C 3C2

For general inquiries, please contact any of the following: 

Lolita Bruneau (905) 471-1560,
Marian Cusi (416) 561-1989,
Yoly Ladines (905) 284-6191 and
Ester Toribio  (905) 294-9350

Nomination Submissions Information

  1. Nominations are due by Sept. 20, 2010.
  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 September 30, 2010.

Board of Judges:   (3)

The MFFC awards committee chair and

a businessman, or

a community leader, or

a professional (engineer, doctor, dentist), or an academic

The Board of Judges will evaluate the short-listed nominations according to an established scoring process and come up with the awardees by Oct. 1, 2010. All awardees will be informed by October 7, 2010.

Awards Presentation

The MFFC Distinguished Achievement Award winners will be honored and presented with a certificate at the MFFC 21st  Anniversary Dinner Dance Fundraising Event on October 16, 2010, at the Thornhill Community Centere.

·  To download Nominee’s Release Form, click here.