Acknowledgements

The Indigenous Voices Awards would not exist without the generous support of our many donors. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the contributions of Pamela Dillon, Penguin Random House, CELA, Scholastic Books, the Ontario Arts Foundation, Robin Parker and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

 

Remerciements

Les Indigenous Voices Awards n’existeraient pas sans le soutien généreux de nos nombreux donateurs. En particulier, nous aimerions remercier pour leurs contributions Pamela Dillon, Penguin Random House, CELA, Scholastic Books, la Fondation des arts de l’Ontario et Robin Parker, et Silvia Moreno Garcia.


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PAMELA DILLON is a writer and poet. A recent graduate of the creative writing program at the University of Toronto.  Pamela’s short story “We Come and We Go” and her novel excerpt “As Good As Any Other” won top ten placements in the 2013 and 2015 Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, through UofT School of Continuing Studies. Pamela has been published on the CBC Books – Canada Writes website, in the literary journal Tin Roof Press, in the William Henry Drummond / Spring Pulse Poetry Anthology, Allyson Latta’s Memories into Story, in the Globe and Mail‘s Facts & Arguments and Travel sections, in the literary journal Oasis, and most recently in the online literary journal, Don’t Talk to Me about Love where her poem, She Went to Dance was a finalist in the magazines inaugural poetry contest in 2016. 


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The Centre for Equitable Library Access, CELA, is Canada’s most comprehensive accessible reading service, providing books and other materials to Canadians with print disabilities in the formats of their choice. A national not-for-profit organization, CELA serves 96% of the estimated 3 million Canadians with print disabilities in partnership with member public libraries. CELA provides free access to more than 600,000 professionally produced titles to provide people with print disabilities with a quality library experience.


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We would like to thank PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE for their generous $20,000 contribution toward hosting the 2018 Indigenous Voices Awards Gala in Regina, Saskatchewan. They have also enabled the IVA recipients and jurors to share in various mentorship and celebratory events.


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Scholastic Canada is one of the country's leading publishers and distributors of children's books and educational materials in both official languages.

For over 60 years Scholastic Canada has introduced young people to the joys of reading, and has enlarged their understanding of Canada and the world.

Today we continue that mission with award-winning Canadian books and outstanding classroom materials, along with related educational software.


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The Ontario Arts Foundation was established in 1991 as a public foundation to encourage and facilitate giving to the arts. THE OAF is a non-governmental foundation and a registered charity. The Foundation holds over 300 endowments and funds established by individuals, private foundation, corporations and arts organizations. THEY focus on investments to support the arts over the long term, and making awards, grants or scholarships for outstanding accomplishments in the arts.


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