Recognizing the Innovation & Creativity of Non Profit Organizations

To celebrate 100 years of continuous legal practice, Duncan Craig LLP developed the Laurel Awards in 1994. The laurel wreath has been a symbol of high honour for more than two thousand years. The history of the laurel is traced back to the early Greeks and Romans, who bestowed wreaths upon community leaders, scholars and athletes who had excelled in their endeavours. In keeping with this tradition, Duncan Craig LLP established the Laurel Awards to honour organizations that further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation. Gold, silver and bronze awards are presented each year with honorariums of $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.

In addition to these three awards, the Staff Choice Award is given to the organization selected by Duncan Craig LLP staff as their favourite. The winner is presented with an honorarium of $1,000. Last year we introduced an Audience Choice Award which is voted on during the luncheon. The winner is presented with an honorarium of $500. Duncan Craig LLP’s approach to the practice of law is both proactive and passionate, as we work to honour our commitment to bring law to life in the community.

The keynote speaker this year, Dr. David Turpin, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Alberta, presented the Gold Laurel Award, Speaker of the House, Robert E. Wanner presented the Silver Laurel Award and City Councillor Dave Loken presented the Bronze Laurel Award.

2017 Winners


Little Warriors
Little Warriors Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse Workshop

  In 2012, Little Warriors partnered with researchers at the University of Alberta to begin developing our very own Canadian prevention workshop called Prevent It! Taking Action to Stop Child Sexual Abuse. This program was piloted in the fall of 2014 and launched to the public in the spring of 2015. Delivered by trained volunteer facilitators, Little Warriors offers this free workshop to adult participants in the Edmonton area and throughout Alberta and Canada. Our aim is to educate adults to learn to prevent the horrific crime of child sexual abuse from happening. Each participant receives a comprehensive workbook and certificate of attendance. Little Warriors works hard to fundraise to be able to continue to offer this workshop for free so that finances are not a barrier to receiving this knowledge to protect children.


DiscoverE Workshops, Clubs, Camps and Special Events


Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange
Basic English Program (BEL program) - ESL in the Community


Valley Zoo Development Society
Urban Farm; Nature's Wild Backyard


Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation
Stollery Superstars Program


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