The name of the society is Wallenberg-Sugihara Civil Courage Society.
The purposes of the society are:
To educate the public about historical acts of civil courage by people as exemplified by Raoul Wallenberg and Chiune Sugihara.
To encourage and promote similar acts of courage.
To present an award for civil courage to a living person connected to British Columbia who, against unjust laws, norms or conventions of the time and place (of nations, organizations, or peer groups), and at personal risk to himself or herself, helped to improve or save the lives of others.
To do such other things and acts as are conducive to the attainment of the above common goals.