Non-Profit Leader in Policy
About the Award
Non-Profit Leader in Policy
The Better Canada Institute (BCI) is looking to recognize a Canadian non-profit organization that has demonstrated dedication, passion, and positive outcomes towards a Canadian public policy issue. BCI would like to celebrate leaders in the non-profit sector, therefore the organization will be a leading force in driving policy work.
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
- Any registered non-profit Canadian organization that participates in policy work is eligible to apply (i.e. grassroots organizations, think tanks, legal clinics, etc.)
- The organization may appoint representatives from within the organization to complete the application process and accept the award on its behalf.
- 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 Non-profit organization must demonstrate active participation, and significant contributions and impact in an area of public policy.
- The application must provide evidence of measurable policy impact (i.e. data, summaries and conclusions gathered from data).
- The organization must show leadership and tangible outcomes in the policy area featured in their application.
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
If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Choi, Awards Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If any accessibility accommodations are required, please let us know in advance so we can best accommodate you.