The Nomination Process: How to Nominate


The ‘Excellence in Governance Special Edition Showcase’ is open to all organizations, sectors, and industries (listed, private, public, crown, not for profit, co-op, etc.) listed and head-quartered in Canada to take part. Individual or team submissions will be accepted in each category.

GPC would like to encourage you and your organization to take this opportunity to come forward to be recognized and celebrated for your accomplishments this past year (December 2019 – December 2020) in this Special Edition Showcase. The categories have been revised and our criteria simplified in line with this approach.

You may submit in multiple categories; however, each submission requires an entry form for its respective category.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 15th, 2021, and the organizations who are selected in each category will be invited to join us for the Special Edition Showcase event on March 24, 2021 to share their stories and achievements. They will also be featured in a special GPC Showcase Edition Report to be published shortly after the event.

The judging committee is solely responsible for selecting those to appear on the various panels for the March 24th event. GPC staff and board members will not be directly nor indirectly involved in company submissions or choosing those selected to appear on the various panels. The judges’ decision is final, and no negotiation will take place..

How to Enter a Submission

  1. Create an account and log in at
  2. Select the category: Start by providing the award category being applied for and all necessary contact information. 
  3. Respond and cover the required criteria to each of the Category Specific Questions
  4. Provide an executive summary: For each category you must submit a short executive summary which outlines achievements and addresses each specific criterion and questions as outlined in the submission brief, with a focus on how the organization has managed to succeed despite these challenging times. The summary must include how the company/program feels it is unique and successful in this area. This should include a narrative of not only what was accomplished but also “how” and “why.” The judging panel requires a clear and coherent explanation of what differentiates the submission from its peers. The executive summary is limited to a maximum of 750 words. 
  5. Supporting materials: Although it is not required, you are more than welcome to include supporting materials in your submission. Judges will need specific references to direct them easily to the exact sections/pages of your materials that support your submission.  
  6. Provide nominee consent: Complete, sign, and submit the entry form. You may nominate yourself or an organization other than your own. In either case, the executive summary needs to be submitted as described above, including the optional supporting materials. If a nomination is submitted for another organization or individual(s) and the nominating party wishes to remain anonymous, please make a note of this on the summary form and GPC will follow up with the nominee(s) directly for their consent and materials. 
  7. Review Submission Form:  If you wish to add to your nomination form at some later point, click SAVE. You will no longer be able to edit your nomination once you click SUBMIT.
  8. SUBMIT: When you are finished, save your form again and click SUBMIT.  You will no longer be able to edit your submission once you click SUBMIT.
  9. Repeat the above steps for each entry you have.

Category Checklist

Submissions will be accepted for organizations. Submissions may be made in multiple categories, but each entry must be submitted separately and be accompanied by an executive summary, and entry form.

PRIVACY POLICY: The identities of individuals and organizations entered in the nominations for the EGAs will be kept confidential. No public disclosure of nominations or nominees will be made with the exception of those companies that are selected for the shortlist in each category and of those companies that are selected as the winners. Any nomination submitted and its supporting material will be kept confidential by GPC and its judging panel. Nomination materials (electronic or hard copy) submitted will be destroyed after the Awards have been presented, unless the nominee(s) request the return of materials at the time of entry via the entry form.

For EGA inquiries, please contact:

Letricia Fullerton
Manager, Administration, Education & Special Projects
416-921-5449 ext. 313

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