Nominations now open for the
Global Co-operator Award (Saskatchewan) 
Ottawa, April 6, 2017

Do you know a Global Co-operator? Nominations are now open for co-operators from the province of Saskatchewan for the 2017 Global
Co-operator Award
!

Deadline for submissions is Monday, May 1, 2017


Background
The Co-operative Development Foundat ion of Canada (CDF) and our partner, the Canadian Co-operative Association's (CCA)  work is rooted in the values of co-operation and owes it success to the Canadians who live out these values by making international co-operative and credit union development a priority. Canadian co-operators across the country are committed to ending global poverty by channeling their knowledge, volunteer time, donations to and by fundraising for our projects around the world.

Objective
The Global Co-operator Award recognizes members of Canada's co-operative community who actively participate in and support CCA and international development work through volunteering, advocating and/or fundraising. This award is presented provincially, in conjunction with provincial award ceremonies.
 
Process
Nominations must be submitted by an individual or an organization and include a complete outline of the nominee's contributions.
 
Nominations will be accepted along-side the call for nominations for provincial awards. Sponsors can resubmit nominations in subsequent years if their nominees are not selected and meet the eligibility criteria.
 
Note: The sponsor(s) can be a co-operative organization or individual, and may be member of CCA or CDF's staff or board.
 
Criteria
In making its decision, the Awards Committee will consider the following criteria:
 
1. Participation: an individual who has actively participated in CDF and/or CCA's international development work through volunteering in Canada or internationally, fundraising, and/or advocacy activities.
 
2. Public Engagement: an individual who engages with their community, colleagues and/or peers and promotes involvement in and support of international co-operative development.
 
3. Co-operative Values: an individual who emulates the co-operative values and principles in their day-to-day lives.
 
Current CDF and CCA staff members, those currently serving on CCA /CDF Board of Directors are not eligible to receive the award.
 
Recognition
The Global Co-operator Award will be recognized at the 38th Annual Saskatchewan Co-operative Merit Awards Program held October 16, 2017 at the Travelodge Hotel Regina. The Award recipient will also be recognized on CDF and CCA websites, publications, Facebook and Twitter. Recipient profiles will be featured on the "Get Involved" section of the CCA website and where possible the announcement will be circulated to the recipients' communities (both geographical and professional).
 
The recipient will also receive a certificate and a gift in recognition of their contribution.
 
Deadline for applications
To submit a nomination, please complete the  nomination form and submit it, along with all requested information, by  Monday, May 1, 2017 to:  
 
Global Co-operator Awards Selection Committee
c/o Laurie Tennian, Volunteer Manager
400-275 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON  K2P 2L6
Tel: (613) 238-6711 ext. 209
Fax: (613) 567-0658

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The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) is a registered charitable organization. It raises money, mostly from Canadian co-operatives and co-op members, to help alleviate poverty by building and strengthening financial and non-financial co-ops in developing countries. Working with the   Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)  and other partners, it helps poor communities fight poverty and create more secure lives through community-owned co-ops.
 
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is a not-for-profit co-operative which establishes and strengthens co-operatives, credit unions and community-based organizations to reduce poverty, build sustainable livelihoods and improve civil society in less developed countries. CCA proudly delivers programs for the  Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF) and other organizations which help communities fight poverty and create more secure lives through community-owned co-ops.

For more information contact:

Laurie Tennian, Volunteer Manager
Canadian Co-operative Association
(613) 238-6711 ext. 209
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