Established in 2012 with a generous gift from the late Peter A. Allard, the Allard Prize for International Integrity is one of the preeminent global awards supporting leadership and courage in the fields of anti-corruption and human rights. With a prize value of CAD $100,000, we seek to promote and nurture leadership on these issues throughout the world.
This distinguished accolade is presented biennially to an individual, movement, or organization that has displayed remarkable courage and leadership working on anti-corruption and human rights, particularly through the advancement of transparency, accountability, and adherence to the Rule of Law. The process of accepting nominations is continuous and accessible to the public.
In addition to its recognition of exceptional individuals and groups, the Allard Prize orchestrates short documentaries that narrate Laureates’ work. Committed to amplifying narratives of bravery, honesty, and unwavering determination, the Allard Prize aims to kindle inspiration within us all, motivating a collective commitment to upholding truth and justice.
“The real impact of corruption is not in the money loss. The most insidious effect of corruption is that it causes key government institutions to be degraded.”
“We cannot have sustainable development until we stop corruption.”
“Never give in to authority just because it’s authority.”
“Above all, whistleblowers are citizens. We cannot just delegate everything to our governments, prosecutors, or media. Sometimes as citizens it is necessary for us to act ourselves.”
“I don’t know if ending corruption is possible, but I will continue doing my job exposing corruption until the end of my life.”
“My story and my work are not of opposition, but for the entrenchment of democratic values”
Discover the essence of our laureates through impactful short video documentaries that embody passion, courage, and intelligence.
We invite leading thinkers to share their thoughts about the themes of the prize, especially our focus on courageously opposing corruption through truth, transparency and the rule of law.
We recognize that all range of participants in global society can make important contributions to addressing these critical issues, so we welcome nominations from all types of individuals, movements and organizations. Nominees could include prominent world leaders, grass roots activists, social movements, charitable groups dedicated to specific social issues or other corporate bodies, whether for-profit or not.
The Allard Prize for International Integrity recipients are courageous leaders fighting against corruption and supporting human rights. Meet the laureates and watch their inspiring stories in short video documentaries about their work.