Do you know a Global Co-operator? Nominations are now open for co-operators from the province of Alberta for the 2017 Global Co-operator Award! Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31, 2017.
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and our partner, the Canadian Co-operative Association’s (CCA) work is rooted in the values of co-operation and owes its success to the Canadians who live out these values by making international co-operative and credit union development a priority. Canadians co-operators across the country are committed to ending global poverty by channeling their knowledge, volunteer time, and donations and fundraising for our projects around the world.
The Global Co-operator Award recognizes members of Canada’s co-operative community who actively participate in and support CCA and international development work through volunteering, advocating and/or fundraising. This award is presented provincially, in conjunction with provincial award ceremonies.
Nominations must be submitted by an individual or an organization and include a complete outline of the nominee’s contributions.
Nominations will be accepted along-side the call for nominations for provincial awards. Sponsors can resubmit nominations in subsequent years if their nominees are not selected and meet the eligibility criteria.
Note: The sponsor(s) can be a co-operative organization or individual, and may be a member of CCA or CDF’s staff or board.
In making its decision, the Awards Committee will consider the following criteria:
1. Participation: an individual who has actively participated in CDF and/or CCA’s international development work through volunteering in Canada or internationally, fundraising, and/or advocacy activities.
2. Public Engagement: an individual who engages with their community, colleagues and/or peers and promotes involvement in and support of international co-operative development.
3. Co-operative Values: an individual who emulates the co-operative values and principles in their day-to-day lives.
Current CDF and CCA staff members, those currently serving on CCA /CDF Board of Directors are not eligible to receive the award.
The Global Co-operator Award will be recognized at the Alberta Summit of Co-operative Leaders held May 2-3, 2017 at the Holiday Inn & Suites Red Deer South. The Award recipient will also be recognized on CDF and CCA websites, publications, Facebook and Twitter. Recipient profiles will be featured on the “Get Involved” section of the CCA website and where possible the announcement will be circulated to the recipient's communities (both geographical and professional).
The recipient will also receive a certificate and a gift in recognition of their contribution.