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CWCF Awards – Please Submit Nominations!

Nominations are sought by July 27th, 2018 for either or both of the CWCF Awards which can be given at each annual Conference. CWCF strongly encourages worker co-ops to nominate either their own or another co-op for the Worker Co-op Best Practices Award, or an individual for the Worker Co-op Merit Award. Award winners, who are generally from the region in which the Conference is held, will have their registration and expenses covered to attend the Conference.

Submit your nominee(s) to Kaye Grant, communications@canadianworker.coop, with a brief write-up as to why you are nominating the co-op or the individual. The award winners will be chosen by the Board of CWCF. The details of each Award are below.

Award for Worker Co-op Best Practices

The Worker Co-op Best Practices Award goes to a worker co-operative which has demonstrated best practices in governance and/or operations, including in upholding the values and principles of the co-operative movement within their co-operative, and has shared, or is willing to share their experience and learnings with other worker co-operatives in Canada. Co-operatives in which a current Board or staff member of CWCF is a worker-member are ineligible.

The recipient(s) is/are presented with the Award during the CWCF annual Conference, and then will be asked to present a profile of the co-operative to the Conference. CWCF covers the registration fee and expenses to have one member of the recipient co-operative attend the Conference. The Award is presented with a brief explanation of the co-operative’s best practices, and then the recipient is given the opportunity to make a speech or to present a workshop, which would be with the support of CWCF if required.

The Mark Goldblatt Worker Co-op Merit Award

The Worker Co-op Merit Award goes to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to worker co-operation in Canada, as judged by the Board of CWCF. CWCF has named this Award for our Past President of 13 years Mark Goldblatt, who passed away on February 3, 2015. Mark, who received the Award in 2007, exemplified the values of worker co-operation, and he lived the co-op principles throughout his life.

The recipient is presented with the Award during the CWCF annual Conference. Current Board and staff of CWCF are ineligible. CWCF covers the registration fee and expenses to have the recipient attend the Conference. The Award is presented with an explanation of the person’s contributions to the movement, and then the person is given the opportunity to make a brief speech.