2021 Celebrating Excellence Awards

January 26, 2021 - Defence Stories

The Celebrating Excellence Awards (CEA) categories have been revamped to ensure alignment with Defence priorities and that recognition initiatives contribute to increased engagement, dedication, cohesion, confidence and enthusiasm between military and civilian members, across the country.

Do you know a colleague or team that has made a significant contribution to the Defence Team or who exceeds expectations in the advancement of Defence or whole-of-government priorities? Now is the opportunity to recognize them!

The six categories are:

  1. DM Award of Distinction
  2. DM John Forster Collaboration Award
  3. DM/CDS Regional Achievement Award
  4. DM/CDS Organizational Culture Award
  5. DM/CDS Excellence in Defence Award
    1. Leadership Excellence
    2. Excellence in Profession
    3. Career Impact Excellence
  6. DM/CDS Defence Team Impact Award
    1. Reconciliation Advancement
    2. Anti-Racism and Cultural Awareness
    3. Official Languages
    4. Workplace Wellbeing
    5. Digitalization and Modernization

DM Award of Distinction

This award is one of the highest forms of recognition granted by the Deputy Minister and recognizes exceptional contributions to the furtherance of the DND’s horizontal approach to managing its business, its service lines and its support functions.

The nomination must clearly demonstrate how an individual performed exceptionally, meeting the following criteria:

Do you know a colleague or team who has positively impacted the Department of National Defence? If the answer is yes, nominate them for a Celebrating Excellence Award today! The nomination deadline is February 26, 2021.

To find more information on the CEA program or a nomination form, please visit the CEA page, HR Go RH, contact the Corporate Awards and Recognition Secretariat or your L1 Awards and Recognition Coordinator.

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