Past Winners - Awards

Friend of the Community

Presented by: Sargent Farms

The Friend of the Community Award recognizes a non-Muslim individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the Canadian Muslim community.  The MAX Friend of the Community will have assisted in the achievement of certain strategic goals in key areas of importance to the community.

Eligibility Criteria:

A nominee must:

  1. Identify as non-Muslim
  2. Be Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Have helped to elevate the Muslim brand by promoting a positive image of Muslims and the Muslim community in Canada
  4. Have promoted engagement between the Muslim community and broader Canadian society, thereby counteracting Islamophobia
Past Winners
  • Bernie Farber (2019)
    Bernie Farber (2019)
    Friend of the Community
  • Brian Arthur Brown (2018)
    Brian Arthur Brown (2018)
    Friend of the Community
  • Michelle Shephard (2017)
    Michelle Shephard (2017)
    Friend of the Community
  • Peel District School Board (2017)
    Peel District School Board (2017)
    Friend of the Community
  • Jim Estill (2017)
    Jim Estill (2017)
    Friend of the Community
  • Bonnie Crombie (2017)
    Bonnie Crombie (2017)
    Friend of the Community
  • Denis Edney (2016)
    Denis Edney (2016)
    Friend of the Community