About the GCWCC 2022 Awards

Communications Awards of Excellence - Government of Canada’s / 2021

The nomination period is now closed.

This year, federal public servants across the country have worked tirelessly to implement virtual, hybrid and in-person activities to support the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC). The GCWCC Annual Awards celebrate the overall generosity of federal public servants and retirees as well as active and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP. They also shine a light on teams and individuals who have gone above and beyond in supporting their local communities.

The Chair’s Cup Awards are open for nominations! Teams also have the opportunity to share their success stories or nominate an individual for special recognition.

This year’s Chair’s Cup Award categories are:

  • Chair’s Cup Award – Large Organizations (departments and agencies - 750 employees or more)
  • Chair’s Cup Award – Small Organizations (smaller departments - 749 employees and less)
  • Chair’s Regional Cup Award (for campaigns led outside the NCR)
  • Chair’s Youth Cup Award (*New this year!)   

What is the Chair’s Youth Cup?

New for the 2022 campaign! Young professionals bring creative thinking and a fresh vision to the GCWCC and are attuned to emerging challenges and opportunities for the campaign and the public service. The Chair’s Youth Cup Award will be awarded to a volunteer or group of young professionals who made an exceptional contribution to the campaign. This award is open to all departmental and regional campaigns.

Nomination Process for Chair’s Cup Awards

Deputy Heads are invited to nominate their campaign teams (or campaign leads to self-nominate with endorsement by their Deputy Head). Chair’s Regional Cup Award is open to regional campaigns. In the nomination form, Departments should include the name of their local manager, who will provide input to the Nominations Committee.  Nominations should be based on award criteria. 

Selection criteria

Chair’s Cup (Large, Small and Regional campaigns)

  1. Embracing of the new hybrid reality and promotion of innovation to better engage employees
  2. Enthusiasm and creativity in promoting a culture of generosity and participation
  3. Promotion of diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and reconciliation

Chair’s Youth Cup

  1. Must have: Dedicated time and effort to the demonstrable benefit of the GCWCC (this benefit may be through funds raised or social & community-based, such as through raising awareness).
  2. Must have:  Bringing together young and new professionals through collaboration and a shared purpose to promote the campaign. 
  3. Must have: Demonstrated innovation and creativity in efforts for the campaign.
  4. Nice to have: Commitment shown to the campaign through long-standing involvement within their public service career. 

Selection process

A committee composed of the National Chair’s Office and National Office, with input from the respective Local Manager, will evaluate all submissions and select the winning nominations. Members of the 2022 GCWCC Cabinet will endorse the selections of the Nominations Committee for each of the Chair’s Cup award categories.

Recognition Stories – Celebrating unsung heroes

Countless volunteers take on the role of supporting the campaign year after year. They give their time and their talents to make a difference in their community and to give hope and dignity to those who need it most.

Campaign teams are invited to share their success stories or nominate their teams, or an individual, for special recognition. Each team or individual will receive a personalized recognition certificate and their story may be shared on social media or featured at the recognition event in 2023. In addition, these stories will be compiled and put on the GCWCC website to highlight the generosity of campaign volunteers. 

Campaign Awards and Recognition ceremony

All award recipients will be announced at the Closing Awards and Recognition ceremony in February 2023. All are welcome to tune in.  More details to come.

For more information about the GCWCC Awards, please visit our FAQs or email us at chairgcwcc-ccmtgcpresidence@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca.

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