Awards

Selected Awards

  • The Order of Canada, 1983
  • The Order of British Columbia, 2001
  • Fred Rogers Integrity Award, 2006
  • British Columbia Hall of Fame, 2005
  • Doctor of Letters (Hon.), University of British Columbia, 2005
  • Doctor of Music (Hon.), University of Victoria, 2004
  • Early Childhood News, Directors’ Choice Award (The Singable Songs Collection), 1998
  • Global 500 Award, U.N.E.P., 1994
  • Earth Communications Office, 1993
  • United Nations Environmental Achievement Award, 1992
  • Bowling Proprietors Association of America, 1989
  • Canadian Institute of the Arts for Young Audiences (AYA Award), 1988
  • Numerous Parent’s Choice and American Library Association Notable Recording Awards

Record Industry Awards

  • SOCAN, Special Achievement Award for contribution to Canada’s Musical Heritage, 2000
  • Juno Award, Best Children’s Album (Bananaphone), 1994
  • National Association of Record Merchandisers (NARM) Best Seller Awards, 1986 and 1987
  • The Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), 1990

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

  • Platinum Award for Baby Beluga
  • Platinum Award for Singable Songs For the Very Young
  • Gold Award for One Light, One Sun
  • Gold Award for More Singable Songs
  • Gold Award for Raffi’s Christmas Album
  • Gold Award for Rise and Shine
  • Gold Award for Everything Grows

Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA)

  • Triple Platinum Award for Singable Songs For the Very Young
  • Double Platinum Award for More Singable Songs
  • Double Platinum Award for Baby Beluga
  • Platinum Award for The Corner Grocery Store
  • Platinum Award for Rise and Shine
  • Platinum Award for Raffi’s Christmas Album
  • Gold Award for One Light, One Sun
  • Gold Award for Everything Grows
  • Gold Award for Bananaphone

Notable Nominations

  • Juno Nomination, Best Children’s Album ( Raffi Radio ), 1995
  • Grammy Nomination, Best Recording for Children ( Bananaphone ), 1994
  • Nominated for Environmental Media Award ( Evergreen Everblue music video), 1991
  • Grammy Nomination, Best Recording for Children ( Raffi In Concert With The Rise And Shine Band ), 1988
  • Grammy Nomination, Best Recording for Children ( Everything Grows ), 1987

Video Awards

  • American Lung Association, Blue Sky Award ( Evergreen Everblue ), 1992
  • Gemini Award, Best Children’s Program or Series ( Raffi In Concert With The Rise And Shine Band ), 1990
  • Action for Children’s Television (ACT) Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming ( Raffi In Concert With The Rise And Shine Band ), 1989

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Certified Quintuple Platinum Awards

  • A Young Children’s Concert With Raffi video, 1990
  • Raffi In Concert With The Rise And Shine Band video, 1990

Book Awards

  • ABA-CBC Joint Committee/Children’s Books Mean Business ( The Raffi Singable Songbook and Shake My Sillies Out )
  • American Bookseller/“Pick of the Lists” Award ( Down By The Bay, The Raffi Singable Songbook, The Second Raffi Songbook, and Shake My Sillies Out )
  • Child Study Association/Books of the Year ( The Raffi Singable Songbook, The Second Raffi Songbook, and Shake My Sillies Out )
  • International Reading Association, Children’s Book Council, “Children’s Choice” ( Five Little Ducks )
  • Reading Rainbow Review Book ( Shake My Sillies Out )
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews/The Human Family Understanding Other People ( Shake My Sillies Out )
  • Book Of The Month Club ( The Raffi Christmas Treasury and Raffi’s Top Ten Songs to Read )
Resisto Dancing CD Raffi Renaissance DVD
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