Advocacy Award

Do you know of an organization that is on a quest to make a difference in the lives of others? That is paving the way for others so that the future is brighter? That is actively working to improve the world we live in?

The British Columbia Historical Federation has begun to award the Advocacy Award. Created to recognize the sector’s bright lights, the award recognizes groundbreaking initiatives and projects that create positive change in the world around us and improve the lives of all British Columbians. The theme of the award changes annually and is announced at the BCHF Awards Gala.

Winners of the award shall receive a certificate, a year’s membership to the British Columbia Historical Federation and $250. Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala at the annual BCHF Conference.

Eligible Individuals and Organizations

Nominations for the BCHF Advocacy Award are open to all individuals and organizations working with history and heritage in the Province of British Columbia.

How to Nominate

Complete the online form to submit a nomination. Email Anna with additional documents or questions at


Nomination Deadline

The deadline for nominations for the Advocacy Award is March 1.

Past winners

• 2021: Dr. Albert “Sonny” McHalsie (Naxaxalhts’i) and Dr. Keith Thor Carlson (Theme: Truth and reconciliation)
Honorable mention: Tara-Lynn Kozma-Perrin