About the GCWCC 2023 Awards

Nominations are now closed for 2023 Chair's Cup Awards.

2023 Chair’s Cup Award Winners

The selection committee received many exceptional nominations, and the hard work and creativity of all the teams were exemplary.

Congratulations to the following Chair’s Cup Award Winners:

Large Organizations Cup
Public Health Agency of Canada
Small Organizations Cup
Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario
Regional Cup
Indigenous Services Canada (Quebec Region)
Youth Cup
Michael Pisarchuk and Kevin Willert from the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario

About the awards

The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) Chair's Cup Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements and generosity of Campaign teams and volunteers.

Individuals and teams can also be nominated for a special recognition as Unsung Heroes.

What's new

Nominations are open for the new Robert Morin Long Service Award. This award will be given to a volunteer who has been dedicated to the GCWCC for more than 10 years.

2023 Chair's Cup Award Categories and Selection Criteria

These are the categories for the Chair's Cup award. Learn more about the selection criteria and complete the form on the pages below:

Frequently asked questions

How can I nominate my department for a Chair's Cup Award?

Deputy Heads or campaign leads with their Deputy Head's endorsement can nominate their campaign teams. Departments should also include the name of their local manager, to provide additional information about their departmental campaigns (if required). In addition, teams and individuals can submit the names of their campaign teams or individual names of their volunteers for a special recognition certificate.

What is the new Robert Morin Award?

This new award is named after Robert Morin, a retired public servant and former long-standing member of the GCWCC Cabinet. He is a former volunteer and Champion for the GCWCC retirees campaign. Robert dedicated more than 20 years to the Campaign by championing, raising awareness and donations for the campaign.

What is the selection criteria for a Chair's Youth Cup?

To be nominated for this award, teams and individual 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).
  • Brought together young and new professionals through collaboration and a shared purpose to promote the campaign.
  • Demonstrated innovation and creativity in efforts for the campaign.
  • Shown commitment shown to the campaign through long-standing involvement within their public service career (nice to have)
Can local managers (United Way) nominate departments for an award?

No. Deputy Heads must nominate their teams, or campaign leads (with endorsement from their Deputy Heads) can nominate their teams. Local managers can endorse campaign submissions.

How will winners be selected for the Chair's Cup Award?

A committee comprised of the National Chair's Office and the campaign administrator, with input from the respective local manager, will evaluate all submissions and select the winning nominations. Members of the 2023 GCWCC Cabinet will endorse the selections made by the Nominations Committee for each of the Chair's Cup award categories.

How will winners be notified if they win an award?

Departmental teams will be notified by email if they are selected for a Chair's Cup Award. All awards will be handed out to recipients during the GCWCC Closing, Awards and Recognition ceremony on January 31, 2024, from 1 to 2 p.m. (ET).

Will there be an award ceremony this year?

Yes. A hybrid award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Visit the GCWCC events page for more information.

Recognition – Celebrating Unsung Heroes

Countless volunteers support 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.

If you know an individual or team who has gone above and beyond or made an impactful contribution to meet your campaign's goals, submit their name for a recognition. Use this online submission form to detail how your team or individual colleague has fostered a culture of generosity in the federal public service or demonstrated support for the GCWCC by making a difference in local communities.

Contact us

For additional questions, please contact us at  chair2023gcwcc-presidentccmtgc2023@ised-isde.gc.ca.

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