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Award Nominations Process and Criteria


As we reflect on everything that has happened in the past two years, new leaders have emerged, evolved, and risen within our industry. It's time to recognize those who have become a shining light! Nominations are now open for the CanSPEP Awards Gala being held live in Waterloo Region, Ontario on October 28th!

A lot has changed since we last gathered in 2019 and it's time to celebrate those who have gone above and beyond as we Recover - Reclaim and Rise.

Who will you nominate?

Awards criteria and link to nomination forms is below.

As the process includes a blind review, we encourage you to ensure that your nomination is as full and complete as possible. The more information you can provide the better you support the review process by the Selection Committee. We are unable to accept incomplete nominations.  

Please review all award criteria carefully and prepare your nominee submission before completing online. This will be helpful for your online submission as you will be asked to provide specific examples regarding service.

All nominations must be made by two eligible CanSPEP members (nominator and seconder). Members cannot self-nominate.


Award Category – Volunteer of the Year

In appreciation of the value that CanSPEP places on volunteerism, this annual award recognizes a CanSPEP member who has demonstrated their commitment to the organization with a notable contribution of skills, time and effort within the past 24-months. 

  1. A member in good standing.
  2. Please provide details of the volunteer roles the nominee has undertaken to CanSPEP events, initiatives or special projects in either a leadership position or committee role (200 word minimum).
  3. Please provide information that clearly demonstrates how the nominee is an ambassador for CanSPEP and is a positive role model in attitude and actions (200 word minimum).
  4. Please provide details of how the nominee collaborates with and supports other CanSPEP members as part of their volunteer activities (200 word minimum).
  5. Please share, in your own words, why you feel your nominee should receive this award. Feel free to add any additional information here.
Volunteer of the Year Award - Click HERE for nomination form.


Award Category – Industry Partner

In appreciation of the value that CanSPEP places on industry partners, this award recognizes a CanSPEP industry partner (individual) who has demonstrated his/her commitment by supporting and promoting the reputation of CanSPEP with the wider industry community.

    1. Please confirm that nominee has a minimum of one (1) year of continuous, active involvement with CanSPEP.
    2. Please provide specific examples of how nominee participates in CanSPEP events throughout the year, including the annual conference, industry day and other events (200 word minimum).
    3. Please provide examples of your nominee's positive ambassadorship of CanSPEP within the industry (200 word minimum).
    4. Please share, in your own words, why you feel your nominee should receive this award. Feel free to add any additional information here (ie. promoted membership in the organization).

Industry Partner Award - Click HERE for nomination form.


Award Category – Heidi Wilker Excellence in Mentorship

In appreciation of the value that CanSPEP places on mentorship, and in honour of Heidi Wilker, long standing member of CanSPEP who has mentored countless colleagues, this award recognizes a CanSPEP member who has demonstrated his/her commitment to mentoring by guiding, supporting and promoting the training and career development of fellow members and who has had a significant positive impact on their mentees’ careers. 

    1. Number of years as a CanSPEP member (nominee must have a minimum of three (3) years of continuous, active membership).
    2. Please include a testimonial from a mentee for whom the nominee has a significant positive impact on their career? Testimonial must reference: intellectual growth and development; career development; professional guidance; positive role modeling (200 word minimum).
    3. Confirm nominee has provided career development and professional guidance to at least two CanSPEP members or students. Please list the names of at least two (2) members or students who may be contacted to confirm. You may add more names if you wish. 
    4. Please share, in your own words, why you feel your nominee should receive this award. Feel free to add any additional information here.

Heidi Wilker Excellence in Leadership Award - Click HERE for nomination form.


Award Category – Excellence in Leadership

As an association governed by volunteers, CanSPEP places a very high value on members who step forward to lend their skills (strategic and visionary thinking), passion, empathy and the required time commitment to the leadership roles (served as board member, and/or committee chair, and/or initiative lead, etc.). This award recognizes a CanSPEP member who has made substantial contributions to CanSPEP over a prolonged period of time. 

    1. Number of years as a CanSPEP member (nominee must have a minimum of three (3) years of continuous, active membership).
    2. Nominee must have served on the Board of Directors for at least two years, and/or served as a chair of at least two committees. Please outline which years and in which position(s) they have served.
    3. Nominee may also have held a similar, leadership position within another industry association.
    4. Nominee must be a CanSPEP member with outstanding and sustained service in areas of leadership, governance or the strategic direction of CanSPEP. Please provide examples to support these criteria. (200 word minimum).
    5. Please share, in your own words, why you feel this person should receive this award. Feel free to add any additional information here.
Excellence in Leadership Award - Click HERE for nomination form.




        

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