Eligibility + Why Nominate

Who do these awards honour?
These awards honour people who have made a significant contribution to their community through a unique achievement or outstanding service, either as a volunteer or in the course of their work, in any area that provides a benefit to the community. These areas include sports and recreation, arts and culture, environment, multiculturalism, healthcare, education, civic duty, business innovation, community volunteerism, and youth or seniors' leadership. However, neither the nominations nor the awards are limited to these suggested categories.

Who is eligible for these awards?
Any current or former long-term resident of British Columbia is eligible for nomination. Elected representatives are not eligible for nominations while they hold office. Posthumous nominations will not be accepted, nor will self-nominations.

Why should I nominate someone for a British Columbia Community Achievement Award?
This award is a way to publicly acknowledge an individual who has contributed significantly to his or her community. The award presentation ceremony takes place at Government House in Victoria and Her Honour Janet Austin, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of BC and a representative of the BC Achievement Foundation present the awards to recipients. Recognizing those who inspire and lead by example, who lend their time and whose commitment and generosity changes their communities, honours their dedication and acknowledges their transformative efforts.

How do I nominate someone for this award?
Complete the online nomination package, which must include:
1.) Completed nomination form
2.) Three letters: (maximum 500 words each)
    • One letter from the nominator detailing the contributions of the nominee and reasons for the nomination.
    • Two letters of support / reference letters from other individuals or organizations that describe the value and impact of the contributions of the nominee.
3.) Brief biographical outline of the nominee as it relates to the nomination.
4.) Optional: up to five pages of additional material about the nominee (this can include letters, awards, newspaper clippings, etc.)

Nominations will remain confidential between the nominator and the awards program. Nominees are notified only if they are selected for an award.

How are the recipients of the awards selected?
An independent group of community leaders will review the nominations and select the recipients of these Awards. The Selection Committee will be made up of community leaders from throughout British Columbia. In their evaluation, this Selection Committee will consider the impact of the individual's contribution as well as factors such as commitment and length of service.

What do the Awards recipients receive?
A formal ceremony to recognize the recipients of the BC Community Achievement Awards will be held in the Spring. At this ceremony, the recipients will be presented with the BC Community Achievement Medallion, designed by Robert Davidson, along with a certificate, lapel pin and letter from the Premier of BC recognizing their achievements.

British Columbia Achievement Foundation
T. 604.261.9777 | Toll Free 866.882.6088 (in BC)
E. info@bcachievement.com