Deadline for submissions for consideration for the Awards is February 28, 2018.
There will be Five Awards of Excellence presented to organizations/individuals in two categories: Workplace Inclusion Excellence (three awards) and Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Excellence (two awards).
The Workplace Inclusion Excellence category features three awards:
Workplace Inclusion Enterprise-Wide Excellence (Non-Indigenous company/org)
Workplace Inclusion Enterprise-Wide Excellence (Indigenous company/org)
Workplace Inclusion System Excellence Award
The Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Excellence category features two awards:
Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Developer Award
Partnership Maker of the Year Award
Please click on the link(s) provided for the appropriate Recommendation form(s) and Guidelines.
See below for more detailed information on each award category:
Workplace Inclusion Excellence Category - 2 Awards (1 Non-Indigenous & 1 Indigenous)
Awarded to a company, Indigenous Economic Development Corporation or Indigenous Organization that is demonstrating how exemplary partnerships have accelerated workplace strategies, practices and behaviours in workplace areas including, but not limited to, human resources, corporate social responsibility, communications/marketing, procurement and leadership.
Workplace Inclusion System Excellence - 1 Award - Awarded to either an Indigenous or non-Indigenous company or organization that has demonstrated innovative and effective practices in ONE of the following workplace systems: Human Resources, Corporate Social Responsibility, Communications/Marketing, Procurement and Leadership.
Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Development Excellence Category - recognizing partnership performance, practices and excellence that have resulted in positive outcomes for businesses and the Indigenous community.
Corporate-Indigenous Partnership Developer Award (1 Award, 2 Recipients) - Awarded to a company and Indigenous organization that is developing innovative and effective partnership practices and performance in new initiatives, start-ups or expansions.
Partnership Maker of the Year (1 Award, 2 Recipients) - Recognizing a corporate/Indigenous partnership that is demonstrating the 'best of class' partnerships to improve employment, business and community development outcomes.
(*) Where it designates "2 Recipients", the corporate and Indigenous entities apply jointly for the Award and are recognized together for one Award.