Francisco Rico-Martínez Award

The Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) is announcing the establishment of the Francisco Rico-Martínez Award. This distinguished award is a tribute to Francisco who was an unwavering champion of refugees and marginalized communities. We are excited to share this opportunity with you, and we believe that your commitment to social justice aligns perfectly with the spirit of this award.

This award will honour two exceptional students enrolled in a relevant post-secondary institution. Each recipient will be awarded  a prize of $2500, recognizing their outstanding dedication to the advancement of refugee rights and marginalized populations.

This award is inspired by Francisco’s enduring legacy as a refugee himself and his visionary contributions as the co-founder of the FCJ Refugee Centre.

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