The Associations Make A Better Canada Awards recognize CSAE member organizations that have initiated innovative projects resulting in positive outcomes in the areas of public education/information, public affairs/government relations, professional development and education, and ethical, technical or professional standards. One award is given in each of the four categories for programs that have demonstrated successful results within the previous 12 months (May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014).
Organization has created and distributed valuable information to policymakers, regulators, or the news media that enhanced public understanding about the efficiency, quality and safety of products and services. The initiative likely strengthened consumer confidence in the marketplace and/or may have improved government and/or public support for your organization and its members.
Public Affairs/Government Relations
Organization has undertaken a key initiative on a single government affairs issue where activities have resulted in a positive outcome. The issue may have been of short-term duration or crisis-oriented and encompassed a government lobbying/awareness campaign.
Professional Development and Education
Organization has developed and disseminated best-practice information among members to support the application of new skills and the development of a competitive and skilled workforce.
Ethical, Technical or Professional Standards
Organization has developed and implemented significant guidance documents, training programs and efforts to build commitment to raising the standards of your industry or profession for the sake of those served. Evaluations of the outcomes arising from these efforts are also eligible.