How to Nominate Someone

2020 nominations are now open!

The deadline for nominations has been extended; nominations now close Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 4 pm.

How to submit a nomination:

  • Fill out a nomination form online
  • Download a brochure to fill out and return by mail or drop off

Award eligibility

  • You can nominate anyone as long as their environmental work impacts Saanich.
  • If the nominee works in an environmental field, share how their work exceeds their job requirements.
  • Members of the Environment and Natural Areas Committee, Saanich staff and Saanich Council cannot receive awards.
  • Nominations must be submitted by the deadline, signed (submitted by paper) or by personal declaration (submitted on-line).
  • Past recipients can receive awards for different projects in these award categories: Business, Individual Citizen, Long-Term Environmental Achievement and Youth.

Award categories

  • Individual
  • Volunteer Organization
  • Business
  • Youth (individual/youth group/school)
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Long-Term Environmental Achievement
  • Sustainability

Evaluation criteria

The Environmental and Natural Areas Advisory Committee evaluates nominations on:

  • Award purpose and eligibility
  • Duration of efforts: how long the initiative took to accomplish as a measure of effort
  • Magnitude of effort: the amount of personal effort involved
  • Long-term effect of efforts: the legacy, the sustainability of outcomes
  • Significance of efforts: how far reaching were the outcomes in the greater community
  • Use of innovation: new techniques, tools, audiences, etc.
  • Past efforts: other accomplishments that show a history of effort

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We announce information about the awards online, by email (to a circulation list), in recreation centres and in Saanich News ads.
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