Deadline: December 31, 2023

It’s the time of year when we ask our Core Members to nominate individuals who they feel have been integral to the work and representation of their communities. OCLA Winners are given two complimentary tickets to the annual gala and are presented with the award during the MOSAIC program, and are also invited to select a cultural presentation to perform during the gala. The ceremony will be a very public platform for them to talk about their work/the center’s work and to reach a new audience of supporters.

Outstanding Community Leaders are figures who help bring more visibility to their communities, embrace the values of inclusion and tolerance, pioneer new ideas, and are empathetic and understanding to all people. An OCL can be anyone! Is there an artist or performer who’s work is raising the voice of your community? Maybe a leader on your staff who is going above and beyond to advocate for and protect cultural heritage? Or maybe there’s a super volunteer who has been loyal and dedicated to your organization and community for years who deserves recognition! Let’s celebrate them.

Any staff from CCA Core Member organizations is eligible to submit a nomination, so please take the time to recognize the incredible leaders in your community!

A list of previous Awardees can be found on our website here. Core Members whose nominee was selected for the award between 2021-2023 are asked to withhold nominations to allow for greater Core Member representation.

Please reach out to our Programs Manager, Sarah Cameron ([email protected]) with any questions.