Produced by the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, The RISE Awards is in its 13th year. Over the years, the RISE Awards have become a signature event for the Centre with hundreds of attendees each year. The RISE Awards provide the Centre with an opportunity to bring awareness to the importance of integration, settlement and the challenges newcomers face each day. The RISE Awards’ main purpose is to honour the contributions born Canadians, newcomers, and local businesses who are making a difference in our community. The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) is an immigrant settlement agency whose focus is the successful and integrative settlement of newcomers to Edmonton. The agency operates in an inclusive environment, with a welcoming atmosphere and a holistic approach to settlement practices.