Essence

Designed to honour youth for their role in furthering the advancement of the Mission and Ends of the Association. It is the purpose of this Award to recognize the work of someone up to age 29 who has contributed to the Association. We are looking to honour these individuals with the intent of encouraging their ongoing and long-term involvement in our work.

Criteria

Candidates must:

  • be between 13 and 29 years of age.
  • be considered as role models who demonstrate responsible behaviour, with or without diabetes
  • be a volunteer of the Association
  • have contributed to the work of the Association in some way. This may include Fund Development or Advocacy work, or the delivery of Programs & Services
  • demonstrate that they worked with the Association because of their personal interest in its mission.

Nomination Process

Nominations will be called from Areas, Regional Leadership Centres, Branches, Professional Sections and the National Office. National nominees may be Regional winners. It is the responsibility of the Regions to submit the nominees to the National level. ALL NOMINATIONS FOR NATIONAL AWARDS SUBMITTED BY THE REGIONS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE AREA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Approval Process

The decision to grant awards is subject to the discretion of the National Awards Committee. The committee reserves the right not to grant certain awards in any given year if suitable nominees or recipients are not identified.

Group / Individual

Awarded to a group or to an individual

Number Awarded

1 per year

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