Truth and Reconciliation Excellence Award
Before you begin this nomination, please ensure that you review the BRAVO Awards nomination process for this award.
The Truth and Reconciliation Excellence Award provides an opportunity to recognize individual employees, teams, groups or networks demonstrating an exceptional effort, service delivery, and/or sustained commitment to Truth and Reconciliation by:
- Leading, organizing and engaging employees, students, and/or the members of the college in addressing the Calls to Action as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission;
- Removing barriers and supporting the recruitment and retention of Indigenous faculty, staff and/or students;
- Developing intersectional programming or related initiatives;
- Supporting cultural programming or other student or employee-centered inclusion initiatives aimed at fostering engagement and creating an environment where individuals feel a sense of belonging;
- Strengthening learning and student experience by building sector and community partnerships; or,
- Other initiatives that Indigenize and decolonize the College.
This award celebrates the behaviours, actions, and attitudes demonstrated by employees over the past calendar year.
Name: Truth and Reconciliation Excellence Award
Nominations Open: January 24, 2022
Nominations Close: February 18, 2022
Award Frequency: Once annually
Number of Awards: Up to four. From nominations received, the BRAVO Selection Committee aims to select one individual recipient from a faculty group, one from a non-faculty group, and one team award recipients. However, the BRAVO Selection Committee reserves the right to select recipients from any category for each of the three Truth and Reconciliation Excellence Awards.
Note: A team is defined as a group of employees who belong to the same or different units or departments and who are assigned to a specific project or function together for a period of time to accomplish shared goals.
Eligibility: Nominee(s) may be any full or part-time employee; or team of employees demonstrating exceptional commitment to Truth and Reconciliation or who are working for systemic changes, at various levels using an intersectional lens when addressing the Calls to Action, with involvement in, but not limited to human rights, 2SLGBTIA+ issues, anti-racism, mental health, anti-poverty, anti-violence and/or community building. Candidates should be nominated based on meritorious service above and beyond the duties assigned to their positions.
Who Can Nominate: All employees may submit nominations for their RRC Polytech peers. Nominators may be full or part-time staff, and they may be in any employee group (administrative support, service support, professional/technical, faculty/instructors, management, contract/adjunct).
Award Value: The recipient selected by the RRC Polytech BRAVO Selection Committee will receive: Formal recognition and presentation of a beautiful etched glass award at this year’s RED Forum and acknowledgement in Staff News and other media throughout the College community.