Over the past six years, Kirsten Fleming has almost doubled Run Calgary’s operating budget and added three full-time staff positions. She is making Calgary a destination for elite runners, while promoting the already-existing running community in the city.
The Hassans co-founded and manage a not-for-profit agency that equips hospitals in Uganda with much-needed medical supplies used in childbirth.
Jason Kingsley has helped make Calgary Pride one of the fastest growing Pride festivals in Canada. He also advocates for the gender- and sexually diverse community by running diversity and inclusivity training. In addition, he’s an entrepreneur and teaches at Bow Valley College.
Renée MacKillop helped spearhead the campaign to raise $4 million to build the Alex Community Food Centre — a vibrant space where people can access healthy food, build food skills, make new friends and address other health and social-justice issues.
A tireless advocate for vulnerable populations, Claire O’Gorman has been instrumental in increasing access to harm-reduction services in the city, including leading the creation and operation of Alberta’s first supervised drug-consumption site.
An advocate for human rights everywhere, Kerry Lynn Okita has fought meaningful legal battles in Afghanistan, Tanzania and right here at home.
From cycle tracks to secondary suites to rapid transit downtown, Peter Oliver is leading the charge for a more connected Calgary by helping organize others to advocate for the city they want, too.
Allison Onyett’s innovative marketing campaigns have attracted more people to the CORE Shopping Centre, turning a downtown mall into a community hub.
Tara Weber’s reporting has broken stories that have led to some major changes for provincial institutions and has helped earn her network some of its best audience numbers in years. She also volunteers with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, the Kerby Centre and Accessible Housing.
Scott Westby is one of the faces behind a local film-production company that works with more than 100 local, national and international clients, and whose first feature film earned the highest number of award nominations at this year’s Alberta Film and Television Awards.
Registered nurse-turned-entrepreneur Carrie Bruno saw the need for qualified supports for new parents and started The Mama Coach. She has now sold her program to more than 25 licensees across the country, building a network of nurses committed to making motherhood easier.
Dr. Sean Carleton contributes to the process of truth and reconciliation through his public talks, research and media appearances, and by teaching new perspectives on Indigenous-settler relations.