Nominate your colleagues for the External Awards!

December 10, 2019 - Defence Stories

Each year, the Defence Team celebrates the achievements of our members through the Corporate Awards and Recognition program.

The program includes awards that are internal to the Defence Team, as well as a set of External Awards that are open to all public servants, and in some cases all Canadians. The External Awards are a great opportunity to publicly recognize the achievements and contributions that Department of National Defence (DND) employees and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members make to Canadian society and the public service.

This important initiative highlights the accomplishments and hard work of Defence Team and celebrates the Defence Team’s greatest strength – its people.

Recognizing an employee’s accomplishments can have a positive impact on their morale, which in turn helps the department as a whole, so don’t hesitate to recognize a worthy individual. The time to share and recognize excellence for 2019 achievements within the Defence Team is now!

Overview of the External Awards

Celebrates outstanding contributions and accomplishments made by public servants in the human resources field to advance the people management agenda.

Deadline: December 13, 2019

The APEX Awards of Excellence highlights management excellence and leadership of federal public service executives.

Deadline: January 16, 2020

Recognizes employees and teams (both DND civilian employees and CAF members) who have demonstrated excellence while achieving results for Canadians. It is also an occasion to honour the contribution of employees who have 60 years of service or more.

Deadline: TBA

Official Canadian honour created by the Crown, recognizing the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields.

Deadline: Nominations accepted year-round

Official Canadian honour created by the Crown, recognizing great Canadians for exceptional deeds accomplished over a limited period of time that bring honour to our country.

Deadline: Nominations accepted year-round

How to Nominate a Colleague

Complete the appropriate nomination form in full, obtain the required letters of support, and submit to your L1 Awards and Recognition Coordinator.

More Information: View the External Awards webpage for more detailed information.

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