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Canadore Alumnus Receives Provincial Award as Outstanding Graduate

Nov 21, 2016

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) -- Canadore College is pleased to announce that Kelly Crawford, nominee in the Community Services category was awarded a 2016 Premier’s Award this evening.

Crawford, Vice principal/education team lead at Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute and graduate of Canadore’s television & video production and interactive multimedia programs. A passionate educator and storyteller, M’Chigeeng First Nation’s Crawford is committed to eliminating cultural barriers by sharing knowledge and strengthening relationships between indigenous and non-indigenous people across Ontario. Drawing on keen research skills, as well as her expertise in communications and an innate ability to inspire others, she has become highly respected for her work in community engagement, cross-cultural training and First Nations treaty education. Crawford recently authored We Are All Treaty People, a teacher’s resource kit for grades 1 – 8. The PhD candidate is also developing additional interdisciplinary frameworks and resources to integrate indigenous knowledge and teachings into the classroom. Crawford, who has received numerous awards including the Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Award, said that her Canadore education helped her to develop expertise in crafting stories that resonate with a wide audience and cultivated her skillful use of materials and digital tools to communicate those stories.

Among 107 nominees, 20 of them in her category, Crawford was recognized for her commitment to eliminating cultural barriers by sharing knowledge province-wide.

The annual Premier’s Awards honour the important social and economic contributions made by college graduates to the province and to the world. The winners were celebrated at a gala event at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in on November 21.


Canadore trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 65 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. The College and its students add nearly $290 million to the regions of Nipissing and Parry Sound. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 43,000 alumni working across the globe.

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