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Nominate Now for 2018 BC Community Social Services Awards of Excellence!

If you know an outstanding individual working in BC's publicly funded community social services sector, do not miss the chance to honour him/her by submitting a nomination for the fourth annual BC Community Social Services Awards of Excellence, presented by CSSEA and sponsored by TELUS.

Four Award Categories

The Awards of Excellence celebrate four individuals who provide vital services to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

The award categories are:
Rising Star: An individual with less than five years of experience who demonstrates early success.
Leader: An individual with more than five years of formal leadership experience who leads and mentors a team to achieve a common goal.
Hero: Someone who goes the extra mile to make a difference, not necessarily in a formal leadership role.
Legend: An ED or CEO with at least 15 years of experience who has made extraordinary contributions to the community and the sector.


The Nomination Process

Anyone can submit a nomination online. The nomination process is straightforward and consists of four questions requiring a maximum 500-word response for each. The questions are:

  1. Provide a brief biography and/or background for this individual, including positions held within the agency and sector, and length of service with the agency and in the sector.
  2. Explain why this individual should receive this award. Provide a specific example or a pattern of contributions that distinguishes this individual from other dedicated community social services employees.
  3. Describe how this individual goes “above and beyond” the normal scope of the job. Provide a specific example or a pattern of contributions that demonstrate this individual’s dedication to improving the work being done in the community social services sector.
  4. Describe how this individual has inspired or effected change in others. Provide a specific example or a pattern of contributions that demonstrate how this individual’s efforts have had a positive impact on coworkers, the employer, clients and/or the community. 

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Determining Awards Recipients

Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on April 20. They will then be sent to a Shortlisting Committee for review and an external judging panel for final selection. Please note that the Shortlisting Committee reserves the right to move a nominee to a different category if it feels a nominee’s experience and profile suits that category more appropriately. Winners will be notified in July and as part of the award, they will receive travel to and accommodation in Vancouver, where an awards luncheon will be held in their honour on October 10 at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel.

For More Information

Full details on the awards can be found on our Awards Website. If you have any other questions, contact Doris Sun at: 604.601.3110, toll free at 1.800.377.3340 ext. 110 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Communications Contact

Doris Sun
Director of Communications
604.601.3110
604.319.5010
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