Business Leader in Policy
About the Award
Business Leader in Policy
The Better Canada Institute (BCI) is looking to recognize a for-profit Canadian business that is using their resources, products, services, and/or financial means to create positive impact through policy.
BCI celebrates businesses that align with Dan Bross’ call to action: Businesses are… “ultimately, communities of people working together towards shared objectives. Both individual citizenship and corporate citizenship are required to solve the biggest problems of our time” – Dan Bross Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director of the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center (Retired).
As a non-partisan organization, BCI celebrates cross-partisan collaboration and therefore, the recipient of this award should demonstrate how, through their work on this issue, they engaged across party lines, between levels of government, and/or with a variety of stakeholders.
Eligibility and Obligations
- All businesses are eligible to apply, as long as it is registered in Canada (i.e. corporation, sole proprietorship, partnership, or cooperative).
- The policy(ies) the nominee highlights for consideration must be recent, within the 18 months (after January 2020) prior to the date nominations open.
- If shortlisted, the nominee agrees to allow BCI the use of their logo, photo, application materials, or any other relevant material submitted in the application. – *see section 3.2 of the terms and conditions for additional information.
- The shortlisted nominees will be required to share a brief video as part of the selection process.
- The shortlisted candidates are invited to attend the virtual award event. If the candidate is unable to attend, an individual(s) of their choosing may accept the award in their place.
- The business must demonstrate active participation in policy making/implementation for one or more policy(ies) to solve a policy issue.
- Applications should demonstrate how the business aligns with following statement:
- Businesses are… “ultimately, communities of people working together towards shared objectives. Both individual citizenship and corporate citizenship are required to solve the biggest problems of our time” – Dan Bross
- The nominee must show leadership and tangible outcomes in the policy area featured in their application.
- Applications must provide evidence of measurable policy impact (i.e. data, summaries and conclusions gathered from data).
Who Can Submit
1. May be nominated or self-nominated.
2. Nominations may be made by individuals who know the nominee well enough to share the nominee’s achievements. This could include board members, staff members, volunteers, client or community members; and can be made with or without the candidate’s knowledge of nomination. We encourage collaboration between nominees and nominators to create stronger applications.
- The selection committee will be an independent committee composed of the Better Canada Institute leadership.
- The selection committee will deliberate on a shortlist, which will be released on bettercanadainstitute.ca and all relevant communications platforms. The shortlisted nominees will receive an email notification with next steps before the shortlist is released publicly.
- The shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a brief video detailing their work before a final award winner is chosen.
- The recipient of the award will be announced at the BCI Awards Event (Date TBA).
· JUNE 30, 2021: Nominations Open
· OCTOBER 1, 2021 Nominations Close
· OCTOBER 15, 2021 Short-List Announced
· TBD, 2021 Virtual Award Event
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