DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DESERVES TO BE CELEBRATED?
VIMY AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Established in 1991, the Vimy Award recognizes a Canadian who has made a significant and outstanding contribution to the defence and security of our nation and the preservation of our democratic values. It is normally presented as a lifetime achievement award.
The award honours the bravery and sacrifice of the Canadian soldiers – comprising the four divisions of the Canadian Corps – who were victorious in the battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917.
The selection committee includes the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as industry and academic partners of the CDA Institute and members of the Board of Directors.
The Vimy Award will be presented at the prestigious Vimy Gala held on November 6, 2020 at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
ELIGIBLE AWARD RECIPIENTS REQUIREMENTS
- Candidate must be a citizen
- Laureate must be available to attend the Vimy Gala in person to accept the award in November at Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON.
- Has made a sustained national or international contribution to Canada’s National Security, Defence and/or the Canadian Military during his/her professional career.
- Serves as an inspiration at a national level within the Security, Defence and Military Community, through their leadership, practices, and accomplishments.
- Has garnered national and/or international recognition for his/her contributions to Canadian National Security, Defence and/or the Canadian Armed Forces.
- Is a leader whose achievements will be a source of historic and patriotic pride for generations to come.
All submissions for the Vimy Award are considered in confidence by the CDA Institute and the Vimy Award Selection Committee, and nominations will not be publicly disclosed. Nominees will be informed that they are being considered for the prize, however nominators and supporters may request that their names not be shared by the committee.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 1, 2020
Nominations are to contain the following documentation;
1. Nomination Form – Click here for Form
2. Nomination letter (2 pages max)
3. Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae / biographical summary
4. Letters of support (2 pages max) – requirement (2 supporters, excluding the nominator)
Nominations are accepted in both official languages.
NOMINATION AND SUPPORT LETTERS
Nomination and supporting letters should provide real examples and personal insight into the way the candidate is perceived by someone who has observed the candidate’s significant contributions to the advancement and support of Canada’s national security.
The letters should adequately highlight the nominee’s leadership and the exceptional nature of their performance. Specifically, the letters need to describe the difference that the candidate’s contribution has made to Canada and our Canadian Armed Forces.
METHODS OF SUBMISSION
Vimy Award Selection Committee
C/O CDA Institute
900-75 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5E7
All submissions for the Vimy Award are considered in confidence by the CDA Institute and the Vimy Award Selection Committee, and nominations will not be publicly disclosed.
We are committed to respecting personal privacy and safeguarding personal information. Information collected on this form will be used only for purposes related to the CDA Institute Awards Program.
Have questions about submitting a nomination? Please contact Jennifer Giguere at Jennifer@cdainstitute.ca or 613-236-9903 / 819-665-4444.
HCOL OF THE ARMY INTELLIGENCE REGIMENT CHIKO NANJI
EXCLUSIVE VIMY AWARD SPONSOR
The CDA Institute would like to share our great appreciation of HCol Chiko Nanji and his long term commitment to the Vimy Award as our new Exclusive Vimy Award Sponsor 2018-2020.
HCol Nanji is a prominent Canadian businessman based in Montreal and Toronto. In 1972 his family along with all those of Indian or Pakistani descent were expelled from Uganda by Idi Amin. The Nanji family chose Canada as their new home. Landing that same year, the family took up residence in Montreal. On the completion of his education HCol Nanji set out to establish a career in business. HCol Nanji is now the Group Chief Executive Officer, founder and sole owner of Metro Supply Chain Group. Metro operates approximately 45 logistics centers in North America and Europe and employs over six thousand people. HCol Nanji is also Chairman of LDC Logistics Development Corporation, a leading real estate, development and investment company.
PREVIOUS VIMY AWARD WINNERS
Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross
The Honourable William (Bill) Graham
Dr. James Boutilier
Honorary Navy Captain, the Honourable Hugh D. Segal
Honorary Colonel Blake Goldring
Brigadier-General W. Don Macnamara
Honorary Colonel Frederick Philip Mannix
Major-General Jonathan Vance
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson
Warrant Officer William MacDonald
General Rick Hillier
General Raymond R. Henault
Brigadier-General David Fraser
Mr. G. Hamilton Southam
Dr. David Bercuson
General Paul D. Manson
Colonel, the Honourable John Fraser
Air Commodore Leonard Birchall
The Honourable Barnett Danson
Lieutenant- General Charles H. Belzile
Vice- Admiral Larry Murray
The Right Honourable B.Dickson
Dr. Jack Granatstein
Major- General Roméo Dallaire
Major-General William Howard
Major-General Lewis Mackenzie
General John de Chastelain
The Right Honourable Joe Clark