Editors' Association of Canada

Lee d'Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award and President's Award for Volunteer ServiceFR

The Editors Canada President's Award for Volunteer Service recognizes outstanding service to the organization, at the branch, twig or national level, by member and student affiliate volunteers. Candidates for the award may have served Editors Canada by conscientiously performing volunteer activities over an extended period of time, taking initiative to identify and solve a critical problem or meet a specific need within the organization. Or they may have organized or directed an activity that has a tremendous impact on the association or inspired others to participate more fully within the association.

From among the nominations received for the President's Award, one volunteer is selected to receive the Lee d'Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award.

Lee d'Anjou is a founding member of the Editors' Association of Canada and a guiding force in the association. She is a champion of professional standards of editing, a pioneer of Editors Canada's certification program, and one of the association's most recognized and outstanding volunteers.

 

Guidelines

Editors Canada is a not-for-profit organization sustained by the volunteer commitment of its volunteers. The Editors Canada President's Award for Volunteer Service recognizes outstanding service to the organization, at the branch, twig or national level, by member and student affiliate volunteers. Recognizing and honouring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages sustained commitment and participation in the activities of the organization, and inspires others to make participation an important part of their Editors Canada experience.

Recipients of the award may have served Editors Canada by conscientiously performing volunteer activities over an extended period of time, taking initiative to identify and solve a critical problem or meet a specific need within the organization, organizing or directing an activity that has a tremendous impact on the association, or inspiring others to participate more fully within the association.

The Editors Canada President's Award for Volunteer Service is one of the ways the organization can thank and honour those people who generously contribute their time and energy and, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

 

Past recipients

2016 recipients
2015 recipients
2014 recipients
2013 recipients
2012 recipients
2011 recipients
2010 recipients

 

Who is eligible?

Any member or student affiliate in good standing of the association can be nominated for the award. Candidates must have performed service on a wholly volunteer basis.

 

Who can nominate someone?

To nominate an Editors Canada member or student affiliate for the President's Award, send a letter (100 to 300 words) describing the extraordinary volunteer service provided by the candidate. The letter must be signed by a minimum of three Editors Canada members or affiliates in good standing. If possible, the nomination should also include a biographical note for the candidate of no more than 150 words, as well as their address, phone number, and email address.

Each person signing the nomination letter should also include their address, phone number, and email address.

If nominating members cannot easily coordinate a signed letter (because they live in different parts of the country, for example), an acceptable substitute is an email with every nominating member copied on it.

 

How are the recipients selected?

All nominations will be evaluated by the Editors Canada president and a committee of at least two other National Executive Council members chosen by the president. The President's Award committee may select any number of candidates to receive the award.

From among the nominations received, the President's Award committee will also select one volunteer to receive the Lee d'Anjou Volunteer of the Year Award each year.

 

What does the award entail?

In addition to personalized commemorative certificates, recipients of the Editors Canada President's Award for Volunteer Service will be honoured at a presentation ceremony at the annual general meeting, be featured on the Editors Canada website, appear in the annual report above the list of volunteers, and receive a congratulatory letter from the Editors Canada president. The recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award will receive a special certificate, which will be presented at the annual general meeting.

 

What is the deadline?

The deadline for the 2017 Awards will be announced at a later date.

Send nomination applications and any supporting documentation to

Editors Canada President's Award for Volunteer Service
505–27 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1L2

Fax (416) 975-1637

Email president@editors.ca (subject line: Nomination, Editors Canada President's Award for Volunteer Service)

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