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Workplace Excellence Award
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This award recognizes a member community that demonstrates investment in their staff and workplace environment in fostering a healthy workplace culture and environment that promotes the recruitment, retention and development of staff at all levels of the organization through innovative workforce development practices.

Eligible Nominees

Member community

Qualifying Criteria

  • Demonstrates, in policy and practice, that investing in the staff and the workplace environment is critical to the delivery of quality care and services
  • Demonstrates innovation in its workforce development practices
  • Ensures that all levels of staff receive education, training and growth opportunities
  • Regularly assesses staff satisfaction and acts promptly on the results with positive outcomes
  • Shows noteworthy achievement in staff retention, as evidenced by longevity and professional growth of employees


Nominations will be accepted only through the online Awards Nomination form. You may download the Awards Program Brochure here. Nominations are due by February 28, 2020.


  • Name and contact information of nominee
  • Name of award
  • Name and contact information of person submitting nomination
  • One-page description (in PDF) of nominee’s qualifications as specified under each award category
  • Three to five photos of the nominee to be used in awards slideshow if selected

Tips for Writing a Nomination

  • Be clear, specific, and as concise as possible.
  • Speak from the heart without worrying too much about the quality of the writing. Use bullets whenever possible.
  • Provide concrete examples of what is meritorious about your nominee.
  • Include measurable results when possible.
  • Remember that effort and risk taking may also be award-worthy even if the results were not those originally envisioned.

Use the Qualifying Criteria provided for each award to focus your thoughts on the merits of your nominee. Feel free to insert points not set out in the Qualifying Criteria that you believe further commend your nominee for recognition.

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