Global Citizens Award

The Global Citizen Award is given to an individual who is making a contribution through their professional and personal lives to building a better world. Join us for the 2019 Global Citizen Award Ceremony!

UNA-Canada's Global Citizen Award


With a mandate to ‘grow global citizens’, the United Nations Association in Canada recognizes role models who have shown generosity, creativity, leadership and solution-seeking, and applied their talents to the challenges they have identified in their local communities, in the country and in the world.

A Global Citizen need not be a world traveller or professional diplomat. Each of our Global Citizen laureates has, however, contributed to their community, country and world, understood, and shown through their lives that their actions and decisions can be taken for short-term benefit – or long-term elevation of all. As a  whole, UNA-Canada’s laureates have shown the courage and determination to lift others.

The 2019 Global Citizen Award

Honouring: Walied Soliman

Walied Soliman, Global Chair and Canadian Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright, has achieved prominence as a corporate lawyer and the only lawyer featured in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine’s Power 50 for 2017. He has been acknowledged many times by his peers for his professional excellence. 

The UNA-Canada is proud to honour Mr. Soliman with the 2019 Global Citizen Award. Please Join us at the Global Citizens Dinner 2019 for an evening celebrating Mr. Soliman, along with global citizens, business and community leaders, friends, partners and colleagues.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

100 Queens Park

Toronto, ON

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The 2018 Global Citizen Award, Honoring: Louis Audet

Criteria for the Global Citizens Laureate

UNA-Canada is proud to honour and pay special tribute to unique and ambitious models of leadership. We recognize our Laureates for their positive vision for a better world, starting in Canadian communities, and for their outstanding and generous commitment to children and youth, education, health and wellness and social growth and stability not only for individuals, but for whole communities. The recipient is recognized for their outstanding global citizenship in their community, for Canada and for the world by exemplifying how social responsibility and sterling leadership can be enormously successful in fostering inclusive societies and prosperity.

Global Citizens Award Honourees

Louis Audet
2018 Global Citizen

Louis Vachon
2016 Global Citizen

Murad Al-Katib
2016 Global Citizen

Bill Graham

2017 Global Citizen

Terry Hui
2015 Global Citizen

The 2017 Global Citizen Award, Honoring: Bill Graham


L'association canadienne pour les Nations Unies offre des programmes diversifiés à travers le Canada et à l'international qui avancent notre mandat de cultiver des citoyens du monte. Votre participation et soutien sont essentiels à notre travail et toujours appréciés. 

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