About the Awards

DRI CANADA - Awards of Excellence Program

In its thirteenth year, the Annual Awards of Excellence reflects DRI Canada’s commitment to recognizing excellence. Our awards provide a unique opportunity for individuals to be honoured and publicly acknowledged as leaders and innovators in the fields of Business Continuity and Technology Recovery (BC/DR).
 
There are four separate award categories:
 
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • DRI CANADA Builder
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Student Award and Scholarship
Nominations are open from May 12th until August 13th, 2020. The DRI CANADA Awards of Excellence Team is excited about the process for selecting award recipients and look forward to receiving and reviewing your nominations and submissions. The process is straightforward and it is easy to enter. See details on each category and the application process.
 
Awards will be presented at the Continuity and Resilience Today (CRT) conference in Toronto. Should the CRT not be able to proceed in 2020, award recipients will be announced on the website and given the option of receiving their award by mail or at the 2021 CRT.
 
On behalf of the DRI CANADA Awards of Excellence Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you to participate. For more information on the Awards of Excellence Program, click awards2020@dri.ca or contact Perry Ruehlen at 1-844-228-8135 or perry@dri.ca.
 
Lisa Maddock
DRI CANADA Awards of Excellence
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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT


This Lifetime Achievement award is granted to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional professional achievement within the Business Continuity and Technology Recovery (BC/DR) industry over the course of their career.

Nominees must be a DRIC member in good standing with a minimum CBCP or CFCP certification and have made a significant contribution in the BC/DR industry. Nominations must demonstrate, in a maximum 1000-word statement, expertise covering the DRI Professional Practices, professional credibility and involvement in the industry.

Nominations can be submitted by any member and the honour will be granted by DRIC following a judging process.

 
DRI CANADA BUILDER

This DRI CANADA Builder award is granted to a professional who has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of DRI CANADA.

Nominees must be a DRIC member in good standing. Nominations must be submitted in a maximum 1000-word statement describing how the candidate has demonstrated commitment and leadership.

Nominations can be submitted by any member and the honour will be granted by DRIC following a judging process.
 
 
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 

This Volunteer of the Year award is granted to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional achievement and commitment to the Business Continuity and Technology Recovery (BC/DR) industry through volunteering efforts.

Nominees must be a DRIC member in good standing and be active in the BC/DR industry. Nominations must demonstrate, in a maximum 1000-word statement, expertise covering the DRI Professional Practices, professional credibility and involvement in the industry through volunteering efforts.

Nominations can be submitted by any member and the honour will be granted by DRIC following a judging process.


STUDENT AWARD AND SCHOLARSHIP

This Student Award and Scholarship recognizes a post-secondary student who has, in the past year, presented an exceptional scholarly work (academic paper, report, project, presentation, etc.) to mitigate or resolve business operational issues.

Submissions must include an executive summary that demonstrates how the scholarly work is relevant to the DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management (maximum 1,000 words). The application must also be endorsed by a professor, instructor or senior member of the institution, validating the educational program and the student achievement. 

The award will be granted by DRIC following a judging process. This award includes a $2000 scholarship.  

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