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Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award

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Dear Partners in Emergency Management;

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the first annual Federal/Provincial/Territorial (FPT) Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award.

The purpose of this Award is to recognize those who have distinguished themselves through their actions and contributions to advancing emergency management in Canada – to save lives, preserve the environment and protect property and the economy.

This award is open to any emergency management professional working in Canada. This includes government staff at all levels (federal, provincial/territorial, municipal, and Indigenous band/council), non-governmental organizations, academia and associations.

Award categories open under this nomination call are:

  • Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award: Resilient Communities
  • Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award: Youth
  • Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award: Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Management

Additional categories will be open to Search and Rescue employees and volunteers under a separate call for nominations coordinated by national Search and Rescue organizations.

Nominations may be made for individuals or groups who have demonstrated exemplary service in the field of emergency management. Nominations should be for initiatives and achievements undertaken in the past two calendar years (this requirement is waived for recognition of outstanding careers).

The call for nominations closes on 31 January 2018. Nominations will be evaluated by a FPT General Selection Committee in February, recommendations will be endorsed by Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management and successful nominees will be announced by FPT Ministers Responsible for Emergency Management in May 2018.

This award program could bring worthy recognition to communities and emergency management officials, volunteers and youth in the territories, raise the profile of emergency management, and encourage volunteerism. Please consider nominating someone in your organization (including groups) for this award and share this information with other NWT organizations you think may be interested.

Addition information on the award categories is included in the following call letter: click here.

Nominee and Nominator forms are also available and include additional detail on requirements and submissions.  Click here for the Nominee FormClick here for the Nominator Form.

Further information on the award program is available at the Public Safety Canada website at

Ivan Russell

Manager, Emergency Measures
Public Safety
Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories

6th floor, NorthwesTel Building
#600, 5201-50th Ave.
Yellowknife, NT  X1A 3S9

Phone: 867 767-9161  Ext. 21023
Cell: 867 446-0073
Fax: 867 873-0309