Person of the Year

The Person of the Year project originated in 1967 for the purpose of paying tribute to outstanding individuals for the exceptional dedication and tireless efforts in contributing towards the public's welfare. This initiative is not limited to a specific function or field, but the contribution of the recipient is seriously considered, whatever his or her field of action. CIBPA believes that this project is necessary to give evidence of public recognition to a meritorious person, as we know that self-devotion beyond the regular daily chores must be recognized by groups representing in part or as a whole the general public.

This year, the CIBPA Montreal is proud to honour Nalie Agustin as our 2020 Person of the Year.

Nalie, CIBPA Person of the Year

Nalie is an author, speaker and wellness advocate thriving with metastatic breast cancer. She began blogging in 2013 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 24. A cathartic way to get everything out in the open, during a time in which she felt alone. Since then, she has continued to chronicle her journey on both her social media platforms and her website Nalie.ca and she has since reached far and wide. Her large and loyal community of thrivers and like-minded individuals, all resonating with the same feelings toward inspiration, hope, and abundance, continue to remain by her side. Leading by example, she shares her wealth of knowledge on how to heal the mind, body and spirit – all which have played a tremendous role in not only helping her survive, but thrive against all odds.

In addition to her incredible community and powerful story, Nalie has also given a TED Talk, and spoken at various fundraisers, conferences, empowerment events, schools, and headquarters like Facebook and Instagram. Her creativity, authenticity and positive outlook have opened doors to many opportunities, including the American Cancer Society's campaign alongside celebrities like French Montana, DJ Khaled, Kristen Chenoweth and Jhene Aiko. She has been the Ambassador for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for several years and is the spokesperson for her local hospital. Many of her YouTube videos have gone viral inspiring millions worldwide!

 

CIBPA Person of the Year Recipients 1967-2020

 1  DRAPEAU, JEAN   1967
 2  GRONDIN, DR. PIERRE   1968
 3  BRONFMAN, CHARLES   1969
 4  SAULNIER, LUCIEN   1970
 5  BELIVEAU, JEAN   1971
 6  CARRIERE, MARC   1972
 7  CAMPO, ALFREDO F.   1973
 8  DONOLO, LOUIS   1973
 9  FRANCESCHINI, LEONARD   1973
10  STANCZWKOWSKI, CASIMIR G.   1973
11  DI ZAZZO, JEAN   1974
12  RIZZUTO, SEN. PIETRO   1977
13  BERGER, SAM   1978
14  MACEROLA, YVAN   1979
15  D’ERRICO, TOMMY   1981
16  VINCELLI, FRANK   1982
17  CIACCIA, JOHN   1983
18  MINICOZZI, ALFONSO   1984
19  DI BATTISTA, GIUSEPPE   1986
20  GRILLI, MARIO   1987
21  CACCIATORE, VINCENT   1988
22  TADDEO, DOMINIC   1989
23  GAGLIARDI, CAROLE   1990
24  D’ALESSANDRO, DOMENIC   1991
25  GIANNETTI, IRENE   1992
26  SAPUTO, JOEY   1993
27  GAGLIANO, ALFONSO   1994
28  BELLINI, DR. FRANCESCO   1995
29  BUSSANDRI, CLAUDIO   1997
30  FERRARO, DR. PASQUALE   1998
31  LISIO, CAMILIO   1999
32  ZACCARDELLI, GIULIANO   2000
33  DE ROSE, SILVIO   2001
34  BUFFONI, JEAN-FRANÇOIS   2002
35  GALLUCCIO, STEVE   2003
36  SCALIA, SAM   2004
37  CECERE, DR. RENZO   2005
38  MANCINI, GABY   2006
39  TREMBLAY, MARCEL   2007
40  FUMANTI, GIORGIA   2008
41  BIELLO, MAURO   2009
42  DI TEMPORA, NICHOLAS   2010
43  DE SANTIS, RITA Lc   2011
44  DE CAROLIS, MARIANO   2012
45  IMBRIGLIO, EMILIO   2013
46  BOMBARDIERI, IVANA   2014
47  MACIOCIA, DANNY   2015
48  GILARDINO, MIRKO   2016
49  ZEPPETELLI, JOHN   2017
50  LOFFREDA, TONY   2018
51  GUZZO, VINCENZO   2019
52  AGUSTIN, NALIE   2020