Co-op Awards Program
The Manitoba Cooperative Association (MCA) is pleased to recognize cooperative achievement annually at the Cooperative Awards Banquet during National Co-op Week.
This year we will be celebrating on the evening of October 18, 2023 at the Norwood Hotel in Winnipeg. Join us as we present 4 awards and celebrate Co-op Week in Manitoba. This year we will be presenting the following awards: Distinguished Cooperator – Doug Wiebe, Cooperative Merit – Eva Cameron, Cooperative Merit – Allen Friesen, and Cooperative Achievement – ANAK Pubishing Worker Co-operative.
Tickets to the Banquet are available for $75 each or $1000 for a reserved table of 8.
Distinguished Cooperator Award
This award recognizes and honours Manitobans who have made significant contributions to the development and success of the cooperative community through long, varied and meritorious services in volunteer, elected or employed positions within cooperatives and credit unions.
This individual will have contributed to a variety of co-ops, including co-ops on the local, regional and national level. Current, former & retired employees, elected officials, volunteers and members of cooperatives and credit unions are eligible for nomination. The nominee must have lived in Manitoba and contributed to cooperatives and credit unions.
Cooperative Merit Award
This award recognizes and honours Manitobans who have made significant contributions to the development and success of a cooperative through service in volunteer, elected or employed positions within a single cooperative or credit union.
The contributions of this individual to their co-op have enabled their co-op to grow and thrive. Current, former & retired employees, members, elected officials, volunteers and others who have supported the cooperative or credit union are eligible for nomination. The nominee must have lived in Manitoba.
Cooperative Achievement Award
To recognize and honour cooperative organizations in Manitoba that have implemented projects and ventures that embody the cooperative values and principles and that benefit, cooperative members and their communities.
The achievement must be apparent within the last 10 years and have already demonstrated recognizable benefits to the members and community. Cooperative and credit unions are eligible for nomination but must be operating in Manitoba.
Youth Leadership Award
The award recognizes significant contribution by young people, aged 30 and under, in cooperative endeavours.
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.
Thank you for Celebrating Co-op Week 2022
We had a wonderful time celebrating Co-op Week and presenting our Co-op Awards at the October 19, 2022 Co-op Awards Banquet in Winnipeg. Please join us in congratulating our 2022 Award Recipients:
Banquet Awards Program
Take a look at our 2022 Banquet Awards Program which includes a listing of all the past award winners.