Canadian musicians (and husband and wife) Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida will receive the 2014 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the Juno Awards.
The singer-songwriters, who have three children together, “exemplify the spirit of the award through their devotion to philanthropy and humanitarian causes at home and abroad. Kreviazuk, a two-time JUNO Award winner and Maida, a four-time winner with Our Lady Peace, are one of Canada’s most influential cultural couples, sharing a passion and commitment that goes well beyond music,” a press release said.
The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes an outstanding Canadian artist whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. The late Allan Waters, founder of CHUM Limited, was a broadcasting pioneer who founded the CHUM Charitable Foundation to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations and social service agencies, which has had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people.
“Not only am I able to express myself, and be able to play music for others and be creative for a living in life, but I can go to the next level and be a part of true greatness – the process of
another human being’s healing, possibly playing even a small role in improving the quality of life of another,” Kreviazuk said.
Past winners include Neil Young, Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, and last year, Tom Cochrane.