CI Equality & Diversity Awards

The Channel Islands Equality and Diversity Awards celebrate those individuals and organisations that have demonstrated exceptional regard for diversity, equality and inclusivity within the Channel Islands. It could be in the specialist areas of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, age, religion or disability, or any other personal characteristic that might distinguish someone as disadvantaged in society and/or part of a minority group.

There are five award categories (see below) in which an organisation or individual can be nominated.

All nominations are collated by Liberate and a shortlist of finalists drawn up. The awards are then judged by an independent diversity panel (unless otherwise indicated below). The winners are announced at an awards dinner hosted by Liberate.

If you or your organisation has been shortlisted for an award, you will be notified by Liberate and sent details of how you can attend the awards dinner.

All shortlisted nominees are permitted to use a logo similar to the yellow one below on their promotional material. The winners are presented with a crystal triangle award and permitted to use a logo similar to the purple one below on their promotional material.

Nominations are now closed for 2018. Nominations for the 2020 awards will open ahead of the award ceremony in March 2020.

If you would like to know more about the awards, please email paddy@liberate.je

Best Employer as nominated by their employee(s)
The winner will have demonstrated exceptional regard for inclusivity within their workplace by adapting practices or premises to meet employee needs; undertaking an extraordinary project to increase diversity and equality in their workplace; implementing training programmes, producing handbooks, making a public commitment to diversity and equality or demonstrating employment practice that goes further than simply meeting statutory requirements; or, partnering with an organisation or group to undertake an inclusivity initiative that benefits the wider community.

Best Service Provider as nominated by themselves or the general public
The winner will have demonstrated exceptional regard for inclusivity within their workplace by adapting practices or premises to meet customer needs; undertaking an extraordinary project to support diversity and equality in the services they provide; implementing training programmes, producing handbooks, making a public commitment to diversity and equality or demonstrating employment practice that ensures customer-facing employees have an exceptional understanding of diversity and equality; or, partnering with an organisation or group to offer a service that benefits the wider community and places inclusivity at its heart.

Best Educational Initiative as nominated by themselves or the general public
The winner will have undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or piece of work that demonstrates exceptional regard for inclusivity. The initiative could be a corporate training programme, a syllabus for schools, a factual news report, a work of art (in its broadest sense), or any other discreet activity that does something to further the public’s understanding of diversity and equality.

Best Not-for-Profit Support Initiative as nominated by themselves or the general public
The winner will be a not-for-profit organisation and will have undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or piece of work that demonstrates exceptional regard for inclusivity. The initiative could be a public service, related to the islands’ infrastructure, legislation or environment, a new charitable support activity, an arts or sporting initiative, or any other project that does something to support diversity and equality in the community.

Channel Islands Equality and Diversity Champion as nominated by themselves or the general public

The winner will be an individual or organisation that has acted as a role model, ambassador or champion. For example, they might be someone who has undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or piece of work that demonstrates exceptional regard for inclusivity; they might be someone who lives with a visible difference and through their actions every day advances equality and diversity within the Channel Islands; they might be someone who uses a position of privilege to campaign, advocate or be an activist for equality and diversity within the Channel Islands; or, they might be someone who supports, assists or cares for people who are part of a minority group within the Channel Islands.

Liberate Special Award as decided by the Liberate Committee
The winner will be an individual or organisation that is not honoured in the other award categories but that has undertaken an extraordinary project, activity or initiative in the last 12 months that has supported or advanced equality and diversity within the Channel Islands.

Liberate Lifetime Achievement Award as decided by the Liberate Committee
The winner will be an individual or organisation that has, over many years, supported and championed equality and diversity within the Channel Islands and, as a result of their efforts, the Channel Islands are a more inclusive place to live and work.

Tickets

If you would like to attend the awards dinner, individual tickets can be purchased online or, for group or charity bookings, please use our order form here (pdf or Word). Tickets are £85 per person (discounts are available for charity bookings).

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