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Awards and recognition

Community and government circles recognize the credibility of Le Collectif by regularly awarding prizes and distinctions to its director, Mrs. Aoura Bizzarri:

  • 2000 – Idola St-Jean Award, “Eminent contribution to the cause of women” category, awarded by the Fédération des femmes du Québec
  • 1998 – Woman of Distinction, Public and Community Services Category, YWCA
  • 1997 – Woman of the century, category “Cultural communities”, Salon de la Femme
  • 1994 – Winner of the contest between the recipients of the last 25 years at the gala “Tribute to exceptional women” for the 25th anniversary of the Salon de la Femme
  • 1994 – Prize for Equality and Excellence, awarded by the Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (C.R.A.R.R.)
  • 1990 – Knight of the National Order of Quebec
  • 1989 – Woman of the year, Humanitarian and Social Action category, Salon de la Femme
  • 1986 – Organization of the year, Salon de la Femme


The Montreal History Center has recognized the importance of the work of Le Collectif by producing: