Nomination and Selection Processes

Nominations should be for initiatives and achievements undertaken in the past two calendar years (this requirement is waived for recognition of outstanding careers). In addition to new nominations, nominators are permitted to resubmit unsuccessful nominations for initiatives and achievements undertaken in the past two calendar years.

For the Resilient Communities, Youth, and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management categories, the Federal/Provincial/Territorial jurisdictions will each conduct their own review of recipients submitted in their categories and may submit up to three nominees in each category.

Each Federal/Provincial/Territorial jurisdiction, including Search and Rescue category awards, will make recommendations on award recipients to the Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management, which includes representatives from provincial and territorial Emergency Management Organizations and Public Safety Canada. This body will ultimately choose the Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award recipients.

Federal Nominations

Public Safety Canada is now accepting federal nominations in the Resilient Communities, Youth, and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management categories, All nominations for these categories must be submitted, using the nomination form, by August 30, 2019 by email to ps.emesa-psesc.sp@canada.ca, or by mail to:

Public Safety Canada
Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award
269 Laurier Avenue West, Room 17B-39
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8
Canada

Additionally, if it is determined by the EMESA administrators that the scope of the nominee's achievements relates more to a different jurisdiction (e.g. provincial/territorial instead of federal), the nominator will be informed, so he/she can send the nomination to the appropriate jurisdiction. In addition, nominations may be considered in a different category, as appropriate.

Search and Rescue Nominations

For Search and Rescue category awards (federal level, and all provinces/territories), nominations will flow through the National Search andRescue Secretariat, who will engage the search andrescue community to select nominations.

All nominations for these categories must be submitted, using the nomination form, by August 30, 2019 by email to ps.emesa-psesc.sp@canada.ca, or by mail to:

Public Safety Canada
Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award
269 Laurier Avenue West, Room 17B-39
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8
Canada

Provincial/Territorial Nominations

Provincial and territorial governments are leading the nomination process for the Resilient Communities, Youth, and Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management categories in their jurisdictions.  If you would like to know more about the nomination process in your province or territory, visit the Provincial/Territorial Contacts page.

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