Congratulations to Nelly Furtado who is being honoured during Canadian Music Week with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award in recognition of her social activism and support of humanitarian causes. The Grammy winner has supported numerous causes relating to her Vancouver Island roots over the years, including The Land Conservancy of B.C. and the Victoria Youth Empowerment Society as well as support to the Honey Jam Canada artist development program. Furtado has been very generous to many causes, donating $1 million to Free The Children for schools in the Maasai region of Kenya.
The award will be presented on May 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. We’re so proud of you Nelly!