Limage Media Group wins two Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards
Limage Media Group wins two Stevie® Awards in the 2020 International Business Awards& develops a new mobile application created to help mitigate risks during and after an urban humanitarian crisis.
Vancouver BC, Canada – 15 September 2020 – Limage Media Group was named the winner of two Stevie® Awards in the 17th Annual International Business Awards®. Limage Media Group’s NPO division won another Bronze as Not For Profit of the Year (previously named NPO of the year in the 2019 awards in Vienna Austria) & a Silver Award for most valuable not for profit response during COVID 19.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. The 2020 IBAs received entries from organizations in 63 nations and territories. As the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will prevent winners from receiving their awards on stage during a traditional gala IBA banquet, winners will be celebrated instead during a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, 1 December.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Limage Media Group developed and currently manages a public google map tracking the status of free and low-cost meals in Vancouver BC Canada during the COVID-19 outbreak. The goal was to provide ongoing updates to reflect the current status of meal programs as programming adjusted throughout the emergency. Limage Media Group has worked without any remuneration to coordinate efforts in developing this map which now has over one hundred and twenty-five thousand organic users and is also available as static maps through a memorandum of understanding Limage Media Group has with the City of Vancouver . Each week LMG collates and reconciles data to develop the static maps and keep the digital map up to date. The Static Maps are now available in five languages (Punjabi, Chinese, Filipino, Vietnamese and English) to cater to the diverse demographics within Vancouver and beyond while providing printable maps for NGO’S and NPO’S to provide to those who have no access to the internet. The map provides an up-to-date source of info for people who need free/low-cost meals while reducing the number of individual requests for status updates that meal providers are currently receiving (as requests for info can be directed to the map), and to Inform community-led and City-led emergency responses to food security concerns.
Through these efforts, a new mobile application has been developed
Give + Share is a mobile application created to help mitigate risks during and after an urban humanitarian crisis.
Give + Share helps to unify and manage the flow of data and updates of free to low-cost meals, shelter and other community resources all in one location. Give + Share is free and easy to use with downloadable tutorials on humanitarian best practices & governance tools for NGO and NPO frontline workers. Give + Share provides frontline workers and organizations free templates to adopt humanitarian best practices as well as free downloadable static maps & resources for internal and external distribution to provide tools for those who may not have access to the internet.
How is Limage Media Group Making Art More Accessible?
Accessible Art is an art therapy program produced, developed and created by Artist Stephanie Limage for children and youth who live with complex medical, physical and developmental needs. This program is ideal for children who have conditions affecting physical, motor or sensory development or have acquired a brain injury, prenatal exposure to alcohol or other drugs, cerebral palsy, or autism. The unique nature and complexity of their needs may make it difficult to find all the support they need at home or in their community which is where art can play a vital role in development. This workshop is used as a conduit to make art accessible for all and break down barriers while producing art! Participants have the opportunity to produce an individualized self-curated assisted collaborative art piece with the workshop producer and fellow volunteer artists. Ben, the young man who is in the CBC news clip inspired Steph to create this program back in 2016 when his mom commissioned her to do a painting for him and she ended up doing feet painting with Ben instead and came up with the idea to create Accessible Art. A few months later she was producing it inside the BC Children's Hospital. In September 2019 Stephanie scaled the program outside of the hospital to reach families that were within the community. The program is always offered for free as well as all of the materials thanks to generous sponsors like Opus Art Supplies.
“Despite the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organizations and working people worldwide, the number and quality of nominations we received in this year’s International Business Awards attest to the continued outstanding performance of many organizations. The commitment we’ve seen through these nominations to maintaining the success, health, and safety of employees, customers, and communities is truly impressive,” said Stevie Awards president Maggie Gallagher.
“We are so pleased to have received these new awards which highlight our not for profit work not only during the pandemic but also our ongoing work within the community to make art, media and film more accessible,” said Limage Media Group’s Founder & CEO Stephanie Limage.
About Limage Media Group
Limage Media Group is a group of companies and media properties under one banner with an award-winning registered not for profit arm that believes in using business as a way to create positive social change and impact.
About The Stevie Awards Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.