The Manitoba Cooperative Association (MCA) is pleased to recognize cooperative achievement annually at the Cooperative Awards Banquet during Co-op Week.
We are currently accepting award applications for the 2017 Awards Program. Nominations must be received at the Manitoba Cooperative Association office by May 15, 2017. Click here for the application.
There are currently 4 awards categories:
Distinguished Cooperator Award – To recognize and honour Manitobans who have made significant contributions to the development and success of the cooperative movement through long, varied and meritorious services in volunteer, elected or employed positions within cooperatives and credit unions. Current, former and retired employees, elected officials, volunteers, and members of cooperatives and credit unions are eligible for nomination. The nominee must have lived in Manitoba.
Cooperative Achievement Award – To recognize and honour cooperative organizations in Manitoba that have made significant contributions in innovation, achievement and initiatives toward the development and success of cooperative services, cooperative members, and their communities. The achievement must have been initiated within the last 10 years, and have already demonstrated recognizable benefits to the members and organization(s) involved, as well as the surrounding community. Cooperative and credit unions are eligible for nomination but must be operating in Manitoba.
Cooperative Merit Award – To recognize and honour Manitobans who have made significant contributions to the development and success of a cooperative through service in volunteer, elected or employed positions within the cooperative or credit union. Current, former and retired employees, elected officials, volunteers, members, and others who have supported the cooperative or credit unions are eligible for nomination. The nominee must have lived in Manitoba.
Youth Leadership Award – To recognize significant contribution by young people, aged 30 and under, in cooperative endeavors. This award may also recognize the commitment and achievements of individuals or organizations in mentoring youth and supporting their successes as young cooperative leaders. Individuals, both youth and adults, and organizations are eligible for nomination. The nominee must have lived/operated in Manitoba.
For more information on the Cooperative Awards Program or Cooperative Awards Recipients, please contact us.