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Goldbloom Awards celebrate achievements of English community leaders in Quebec

The annual event established by the QCGN is meant to honour individuals who have made an impact on Quebec’s English-speaking community. Clifford Lincoln, James Carter, Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle, were each winners of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award, while Claudia Di Iorio won the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award.

Watch the coverage published on Global Montreal website

Exceptional Quebec leaders fêted at annual QCGN banquet

By Irwin Block For the Quebec Community Groups Network Activists and supporters of Quebec’s English-speaking community, including politicians from three levels of government, gathered Thursday evening to pay tribute to five people for their extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of community members and the broader society. Clifford Lincoln, Sid Stevens and Earl De La […]

Strong, resilient, tireless: Quebec awards celebrate engaged citizens

“Claudia Di Iorio, an advocate for road safety, won the Young Quebecer Leading the Way Award in 2017.  She is only 23, but Montrealer Claudia Di Iorio has known more pain than many.”

After her near-fatal collision, Claudia Di Iorio marshalled remarkable strength and resilience and now serves as a spokesperson for Cool Taxi while sitting as a member of the SAAQ board.

Di Iorio is one of five Quebecers being honoured with awards from the Quebec Community Groups Network. She will receive the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award. Another QCGN award, the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award, will go to four people

Read the article in the Montreal Gazette

Montreal woman recognized for leadership after near-fatal accident

“Later this month, Claudia Di Iorio will be honoured by the Quebec Community Groups Network for her leadership in road safety education and the work she’s done to enact change in Montreal.”

Seven years after being injured from a high-speed collision, she shared her story in the documentary “Dérapage”. She also served as spokesperson for the Cool Taxi initiative and now sits on the board of Quebec’s automobile insurance board (SAAQ). She’s been chosen for the QCGN’s third annual Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award to recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements of English-speaking Quebecers under 30.

Read her feature on CTV Montreal’s website