ILAC Hosts the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadian Awards

In November, ILAC hosted the 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians annual awards ceremony at the Georgian@ILAC campus in Toronto. It was a chance to show off our new building to the local Hispanic community, including ambassadors, consul generals and business leaders.

Established in 2007, the TLN 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians annual awards is the most distinguished and only nationally run awards program within the Hispanic community in the country. Organized by the TLN Media Group in partnership with the Canadian Hispanic Business Alliance, the annual event brings together members of the community to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Spanish-speaking Canadians.

“The Spanish-speaking community in Canada and around the world has always been a big part of the ILAC family,” said ILAC Chairman Jonathan Kolber in his welcome remarks. “Many of our students from across Latin America have made Canada their home and we are proud to support the achievements of Hispanic Canadians at this annual event”.

The winners of the 2023 awards are:

  • Aidan Gomez (Spa/ON) Artificial Intelligence Expert & Co-Founder, Cohere
  • Andres Gomez (Chi/ON) Vice-President, CARA and JUNO Awards
  • Carlos Rojas-Arbulu (Per/ON) Head of Trade & Investment, Global Affairs Canada-Chile
  • Evelyn Encalada (Chi/BC) Migrant Activist & Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Jaime Escallon (Col/ON) Surgeon & Coordinator, Breast Centre of Excellence at Mount Sinai
  • MP Julie Dzerowicz (Mex/ON) MP and Chair, Canada-NATO Parliamentary Assistant
  • Luis Cisneros (Mex/QC) Professor, HEC Montreal and Head of Enterprise
  • Martha Chaves (Nic/ON) Comedian, Human Rights Advocate, University instructor
  • Mauricio Ruiz (Col/ON) Music Manager, Founder of 8 Til Faint Artist Management Agency
  • Rey Garcia-Salas (Gua/ON) Historian/Captain, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Maria Del Mar (Spa/ON) Actress, ACTRA and Gemini Awardee – Courage Award

To learn more about the event, visit TLN Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadian Awards | TLN

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