Senator Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism:
Announcement and Award Ceremony


Senator Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism announced in Winnipeg, MB, November 13, 2008, by Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism (transcript)
Official Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
Government of Canada announces first recipient of new multiculturalism award
Mr. John Yaremko is the 2009 recipient of the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism, for Lifetime Achievement. He was honoured at a public ceremony which took place on June 12, 2009 at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Ontario.
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister stands Jason Kenney with Senator Yuzyk's family members at the presentation ceremonies for the initial Paul Yuzyk Multiculturalism Award. Left to Right: Ted Yuzyk, Eve Duravetz, Vicki Karpiak, Hon. Jason Kenney, Vera Yuzyk.
First recipient of the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism - Hon. John Yaremko. “During his 25 years of dedication to the Ontario legislature, Mr. Yaremko was a strong advocate for education, human rights and multiculturalism,” said Minister Kenney. “He is also well known for his philanthropic activities, which includes the 2002 creation of the John and Mary A. Yaremko Program in Multiculturalism and Human Rights at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.”