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Global Co-operator Award

Do you know a Global Co-operator? Nominations are now open for co-operators from the province of Ontario (deadline for submissions June 30, 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 recipients will be recognized at a regional event in their province. Award recipients  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.

Ontario (2017 nominations open)

New Brunswick (2017 nominations closed)

Alberta (2017 nominations closed)

Saskatchewan (2017 nominations closed)

Global Co-operator Award Selection Committee
c/o Laurie Tennian, Volunteer Manager
400-275 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON  K2P 2L6
Tel: (613) 238-6711 ext. 209
Fax: (613) 567-0658

Contact information
For more details, please contact Laurie Tennian.