Call for Nominations / Applications

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BIAC / ACLC NATIONAL AWARDS

OBJECTIVE
BIAC created national awards to recognize the significant contribution of an individual, group (i.e. fundraising committee) or organization (i.e. medical research facility, brain injury association, corporation etc) in appropriate categories dedicated to advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

PROTOCOL
1. TYPES OF AWARDS
A. INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This prestigious award, created in 2004, is granted to a volunteer who distinguished herself or himself by making an outstanding contribution to promote and advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

CITATION OF MERIT
This award is granted to recognize volunteers who have exhibited exemplary leadership and made significant contributions to advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

DEBBIE AND TREVOR GREENE AWARD OF HONOUR
This award is granted to recognize a person’s extraordinary, heroic contribution to advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

CERTIFICATE OF COURAGE
This award is granted to an individual who has exhibited outstanding, unusual courage in their own personal battle in dealing with the effects of an acquired brain injury, while making a valuable contribution to advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

B. CORPORATE AWARDS:
CORPORATE AWARD
This award is granted to corporations for their significant contribution in sponsoring a program to promote and advance the cause of acquired brain injury Canada.

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD
This award is granted to a corporation for their leadership in sponsoring an event or a program to promote and advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

NATIONAL PARTNER AWARD
This national award is granted to a corporation or organization in recognition of their special, significant contribution to promote and advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

C. GENERAL AWARDS:
FUNDRAISING AWARD
This award is granted to an individual, group or organization for their outstanding efforts in fundraising to advance the cause of brain injury in Canada.

COMMUNICATION AWARD
This award is granted to an individual, group or organization for their outstanding efforts in promoting, advertising or communicating to advance the cause of brain injury in Canada.

PREVENTION AWARD
This award is granted to an individual, group or organization to recognize the significant support of educational and prevention programs to advance the cause of brain injury in Canada.

DR. JANE GILLETT RESEARCH AWARD
This award is granted to an individual or organization for their outstanding contribution to advance the cause of acquired brain injury in Canada.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
This award is granted to an individual, group or organization for their outstanding support, devotion or friendship to advance the cause of brain injury in Canada.

OTHER AWARDS
The Board may, from time to time, create other awards that are supportive of or consistent with the objects of the association.

2. AWARDS COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES
The Awards Committee will promote and seek nominations for an award, receive proposals or identify candidates who are supportive of or consistent with the objects of the Association. A recommendation for an award will be submitted to the Selection Committee within a reasonable time of the annual general meeting. Plaques, certificates and gifts will be provided by the Awards Committee at a reasonable cost.

The list of awards is intended to be used by the Awards Committee in determining if one or more of the awards will be granted to a nominee by the association.

3. PRESENTATION OF AWARDS
The Selection Committee, on the advice of the Award’s Committee, will review proposals and select candidates deserving of an award. Method of presenting an award will be determined by the Selection Committee.

4. COMPOSITION OF SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Selection Committee will be composed of three persons including the President, Chair of the Award’s Committee and one more volunteer designated by the President. The three member panel will include one acquired brain injury survivor.

5. PRIVACY POLICY
At the Brain Injury Association of Canada, we recognize the importance of privacy and are committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality and security of your personal information.

Nominations can be sent into the:
Brain Injury Association of Canada
C/o Executive Director
440 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 7X6
Phone: 613-762-1222 – Toll Free: 1-866-977-2492 – Fax: 613-782-2228
Web – Twitter – Facebook
executive.director@biac-aclc.ca
Fax: 613-236-5208

DEADLINE FRIDAY, August 16th, 2013 – 5 P.M. EDT

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