On 8 June 2013, Chandra Sankurathri was honoured by the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, in recognition of his efforts to support the community.
He received the Humanitarian of the year award. Attending the event were Mr. Stewart Beck, High Commissioner to India, Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs,Trade and Development Canada. Prime Minister Harper sent a letter of recognition to Dr. Chandra. The citation read, “Thank you for your meaningful contributions to our nation’s pluralism and please accept my best wishes for the future”.