Business Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Presented to an organization, tourism business, facility, event or attraction that demonstrates a strong commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for both staff and visitors. The nominee has successfully implemented a strategic approach to ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in their everyday business practices and workplace culture.

The Manitoba Museum

For 50+ years, the Manitoba Museum has offered a space to meaningfully engage with the community. It recently redefined its offerings to further amplify the voices of communities through innovative programming that advances equity and focuses on accessibility, inclusion and belonging while inviting everyone on a shared journey toward truth and reconciliation. The safe space allows visitors to immerse themselves in the past and present of our province.

Winnipeg Art Gallery–Qaumajuq

Recognizing that no colonial institution is immune to systemic racism and oppression, WAG-Qaumajuq took proactive steps for change by enlisting a consulting firm to undertake an organizational assessment. Activities through the Anti-Racism Committee, The Artworks Renaming Initiative and regularly-held ceremonies to honour the spirit of the artworks and the artists themselves are examples of how the WAG-Quamajuq is at the forefront of cultural institutions taking on the work of reconciliation.

Falcon Ridge Resort/Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes

Falcon Trails Resort and Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes are committed to inclusivity, recognized as Rainbow Registered® in 2022. They prioritize staff pronouns, maintain safe spaces, and proudly display the pride flag. Embracing reconciliation, Falcon Trails Resort and Falcon Ridge Ski Slopes customize land acknowledgments, collaborate with Indigenous partners for the ima ode kamajeegik fat bike trail, and actively support Indigenous causes. Putting the effort into these initiatives is not only the right thing to do, but overwhelmingly well received and sought after by today's tourists.

Prairie Gal Fishing

With 30+ years of professional tourism experience, Roselle Turenne founded Prairie Gal Fishing with the aim of making ice fishing accessible to everyone. Through fishing lessons, experiences and shack rentals, she empowers people from diverse backgrounds to develop their skills and build their confidence in a welcoming, inclusive space. Prairie Gal Fishing continues to break down barriers and encourage a range of people to participate in and enjoy the sport.