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Rise has given me hope; Rise has made me feel dignified and proud because I’m not a lost cause. Rise showed me that. – Zuberi Attard

The awards is our signature event, and this year’s was truly special.

On November 30, 2020 we not only celebrated the outstanding achievements of Rise clients and volunteers, but also our milestone 10th Anniversary.

In such unprecedented times, Rise is grateful to our guests for embracing the virtual format of this year’s event. The ongoing support of Rise, whether as a partner, donor, volunteer or client, is the reason we’ve been able to weather the challenges of 2020 and it’s what gives us great hope that we will continue to thrive through the pandemic and beyond.

Our thanks to Anne-Marie Mediwake, Host of CTV’s Your Morning for hosting the event and leading a personal and thought-provoking conversation with our award recipients. Thank you as well to our sponsors, Power Corporation Canada, Citibank and Bell Let’s Talk for making our reimagined, remote event possible.

Zuberi Attard, FundQi Rotman Family Entrepreneur of the Year
Elizabeth Tremblay, Mentor/Mentee Canada Dr. Paul Garfinkel Resilience Award
Tammy Maki, Raven RisingBell Let’s Talk Start-up Award
Ian Wayne Volunteer of the Year


To learn more about our awardees and Honourable Mentions, please visit:

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