Tradewind Books publisher Michael Katz was honoured with a community award from the Asian Canadian Writers Workshop in 2010 for his contribution to the Asian Canadian literary community. With Carol Frank he has published children and youth books such as Abby's Birds, The Jade Necklace, Bamboo, What Happened This Summer, Henry Chow and The Bone Collector's Son. The latter title by Paul Yee is the only children's book to have won the City of Vancouver Book Prize.

Previous recipients of ACWW Community Awards are Roy Mah, Wayson Choy, Paul Yee, Harvey Lowe, Roy Miki, Fred Wah, The Bulletin (National Association of Japanese Canadians), Joy Kogawa, Scott McIntyre and Gim Wong.