LATCAN is pleased to start an annual signature event where each year we will honor individuals who have demonstrated innovative leadership in the Latvian Canadian community.
Latvian Canadian community means; that the individuals have some identity and relationship to Latvian heritage, that they have become notable in the Canadian arena.
Prior to WWII there were approximately one thousand individuals of Latvian heritage living in Canada. By 1950 this had grown to 14,000 and now stands at 24,000.
These are individuals who have been leaders in excellence in ten categories namely: