The Peter Corren Award for Outstanding Achievement

Criteria:

  1. This award may be given annually at the Breaking the Silence conference
  2. The award should be granted to that person, persons, or organization whose efforts have had a long-term impact on social justice for sexual minorities. It could be granted posthumously
  3. The award should be granted to those whose service/work was performed in Saskatchewan, or to those who have had a close relationship with communities in this province. The service/work may have been done outside of our province but would have affected us in Saskatchewan directly
  4. The work undertaken by a nominee should be done in a field of education broadly define

Recipients of the Award:

2013 - Patti Rowley was the teacher-liaison for the first Gay-Straight Alliance in a Saskatchewan high school and has led vibrant groups for thirteen consecutive years in Saskatoon.

2013 - Jim Komar is a long-time activist for sexual minority rights including being a charter member of Affirm United at Grosvenor Park United Church and Integrity, an Anglican Church support group--both in Saskatoon. As well, he was an official complainant to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission more than ten years ago regarding hate speech, a case that led to the landmark judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2013.

2012 - Kay Williams, activist in many progressive causes, member of the national board of directors for PFLAG beginning in 2004, co-founder of the PFLAG-Saskatoon, and member of the Breaking the Silence advisory board since 1997.

2011 - Neil Richards, Librarian, Member of the Committee to Defend Doug Wilson, Archivist of materials that document the gay, lesbian, and trans communities in Saskatchewan.

2010 - Gens Hellquist, Community activist, Executive Director of the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition, and for many years Director of the Gay and Lesbian Health Centre in Saskatoon.

Nominations:

Nominations for this award may be sent to B.the.S@usask.ca.

Please describe briefly your reasons for your recommendation.