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Nomination Form

Submitting a duly completed nomination form constitutes complete acknowledgement and acceptance of the regulations and requirements concerning the nomination process and eligibility of receiving the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award.

 
 

Please print and complete the nomination form, and then submit along with the following items:

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  • an attestation of Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status (form provided); if the nominee is deceased, an attestation on his/her behalf (form provided): the individual, head of the group or organization being nominated;
  • a cover letter (maximum 2,000 words) outlining the nominee’s contribution to advancing access to information in Canada (for more information please consult the Nomination Assessment Checklist);
  • a maximum of two (2) letters of support reiterating or confirming the nominee’s contribution to advancing access to information in Canada; 
  • a maximum of 10 other pages relevant to the nominee’s assessment (i.e. recognition or award certificates, and/or letters of appreciation related to an access to information achievement); and
  • if the nominee is a group or organization, the nomination package must include a list of all members of the group or organization.

Nominating:

  • An individual may nominate themselves, their group or organization; an individual may nominate another individual/colleague, a group or an organization.

Submission deadline:

  • September 5, 2017

Nominations may be submitted via one of the following options:

Email
gracepepin@oic-ci.gc.ca

Fax
819-994-1768

Regular mail
Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
c/o Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award
30 Victoria Street, Gatineau, Québec K1A 1H3

Evaluation process:

  • The decision of the selection committee is final and cannot be appealed. In the event that no nominee is selected, no prize will be awarded.
  • Those who propose a nominee must obtain his/her written consent for their nomination. Should he/she be selected to receive the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award, the disclosure of his/her name and a brief description of his/her activities will be included in a news release that will be posted on the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada website. Any other personal information will be disclosed only in consultation with the selected recipient. No suit may be instituted against federal, provincial or territorial Offices of the Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners in consequence of such disclosure. The signature of the nominee confirms his/her acceptance of these terms.
  • The papers and documents in support of the nomination become the property of federal, provincial and territorial Offices of the Access to Information and Privacy Commissioners. To this end, they will not be returned to sender.
  • Submitting this nomination form constitutes complete acknowledgement and acceptance of the regulations and requirements concerning the nomination process and eligibility of receiving the Grace-Pépin Access to Information Award.

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