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REALM in association with Rotary at Work, Community Living British Columbia (CLBC), Kootenay Employment Services, and East Kootenay News Online (e-Know) will be hosting the 2nd ICE Awards, recognizing Inclusive Employers in the East Kootenay region. These employers have the vision, drive, and determination to make a difference in the community and workforce.

This month there will be an opportunity to acknowledge these employers and thanking them publicly for moving our communities forward.

On November 6th, 2020 we will be celebrating the nominated leaders, showcasing how and why they are inclusive. Again, this year we will be handing out ICE awards for five different categories: Community Mentor, Accessibility, Innovative Career Builder, Authentic Leader, and the Emboldened Visionary.

Who are they? These leaders are “breaking the ice” removing barriers and appreciate how it is important to fight for equality in the community.

How are we recognizing them? We assembled a list of 20 plus outstanding employers exhibiting leadership in inclusivity. The nominees’ leadership excels in the category in which they are assigned. Please vote for the nominee of your choice in each category.

Mark your calendars for November 6th and check our Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/realmbc.ca/ and website https://realmbc.ca/ to see which leaders are acknowledged this year.

Vote by November 5th 2020.


  • Vote Submitted by:

  • *Sponsored by e-Know News

    Taking the extra step towards inclusion that can be emulated by others, a role model:

  • * Sponsored by CLBC

    Making employment attainable for all and recognizing the uniqueness of all people:

  • * Sponsored by Kootenay Employment Services

    Diversifying in an innovated way to create pathways to employment opportunities:

  • *Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cranbrook

    Being a genuine employer who, while striving through their core values, believes that who they employ are what makes their business a true success:

  • *Sponsored by REALM

    The Bold visionaries’ challenges obstacles of society equalizing and enriching the community. They create opportunities that translate into real-valued citizenship: