Staff Council

Making a Difference Staff Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Staff Making a Difference Awards. Nominate a deserving colleague today in one of seven categories. 

In order to nominate someone, please follow these steps:

  1. Review the award categories and criteria below.
  2. Create your nomination letter.
  3. Collect your statements of support (no more than three letters). 

    Please note that you will need to be prepared to upload your nomination letter and each letter of support as individual files in the nomination form before exiting it. Otherwise it will be lost as the system will not automatically save it.

  4. Complete the nomination form.


This year's categories are:


All regular full-time and part-time staff are eligible. Award recipients will receive $500, after taxes. Past recipients are not eligible again until five years after their award year and are listed on the Staff Council page.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations must be no more than three single-spaced pages. Nominators should prepare a letter that provides specific examples of the nominee’s accomplishments. Winners will be chosen based on examples of the category criteria. Nominations are limited to single individuals. No team or group nominations.

Statements of Support Criteria

We recommend nominators collect up to three letters of support from other colleagues, clients and members of the community to strengthen their nomination. Please note – support letters need to be no more than one page each.


Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2020. Nominations received after the deadline will not be considered. Please contact Jennifer Biekkola at 487-1056 or email with any questions.