Nelly Furtado is being honoured during Canadian Music Week with the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, which recognizes 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.
In 2011, during We Day Toronto, Furtado donated $1 million to Free the Children for schools in the Maasai region of Kenya.
The award will be presented to Furtado on May 5, 2016 at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto.