Nominate someone for an Individual Distinction Award

Individual Achievement Distinction Award recognizes individual achievement by honouring individuals who have shown extraordinary dedication to the ongoing success of their harbours and/or a significant contribution to the HA Program over the years.

Long Standing Service Distinction Award recognizes those individuals that have contributed to the HA Program over the last 20 years thru their outstanding commitment and regular involvement with HA.

Up and Comer Distinction Award recognizes any new HA employee with outstanding achievement.

Who is eligible for this service

All harbour authority volunteers and employees involved in managing small craft harbours within a region are eligible for this award.

Small Craft Harbours program employees are not eligible.

Selection criteria for Individual Achievement Distinction Award

Your nomination must be an individual who has:

  • Individuals have initiated and led a client service or development project at their harbour and/or, through their involvement with their HA Board and/or their RHAAC, have contributed to the promotion, advancement and success of the HA Program; and,
  • Individuals have engaged and worked effectively with their harbour peers, harbour users, their community and SCH; and,
  • Individuals have, in the past year, been involved in HA management and/or operations of one or more DFO small craft harbours.

Selection criteria for Long Standing Service Distinction Award

Your nomination must be an individual who has:

  • Individuals that have contributed to the HA Program over the last 20 years.
  • Individual portrays a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers.
  • Individual exhibits exemplary service in daily work and notable contribution to HA projects
  • Individuals must demonstrate exemplary performance of activities that are above and beyond the scope of assigned responsibilities.

Selection criteria for Up and Comer Distinction Award

Your nomination must be an individual who has:

  • Individual portrays a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers.
  • Individual exhibits exemplary service in daily work and notable contribution to HA projects.
  • Individual paid or unpaid involved in HA management and/or operations of one or more Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) small craft harbours within a given region for at least three but no more than twenty-four months at the HA.
  • Individuals must demonstrate exemplary performance of activities that are above and beyond the scope of assigned responsibilities.

What you need before you start

You may nominate candidates for the award if you're a:

  • part of a harbour authority
  • harbour manager or supervisor
  • Small Craft Harbours program regional employee
  • member of the Regional Harbour Authority Advisory Committee

Download the form

Ways to nominate

Submit your nomination in person, by fax or by email to your regional office.

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