Building Diversity Awards

Celebrating Diversity in Construction
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Building Diversity Awards

The Building Diversity Awards will recognize and award exemplary contractors, unions and client/owners as well as industry champions who are leading in diversity, equity and inclusion to increase the participation of Black, Indigenous and racialized workers, including youth, women and newcomers within their organizations. Recipients of this award will be recognized at an Awards Celebration taking place on May 13th 2021.

Award recipients will be recognized for one or more steps they are taking that correspond to the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks (standards for organizations around the world), as adapted by BuildForce Canada for the Construction Industry.

Award recipients will be eligible for assistance to develop a comprehensive plan to recruit and embrace the diversity of their local workforce.

Our Award Categories

Various Award Categories
The BDA's have various award categories to recognize leadership in the diversity in the construction industry.
Community Benefits Champion Award
Recognizes an individual working for a private developer, local union, municipality, government agency, school board, academic or health institution who is making extraordinary efforts to ensure underrepresented groups are accessing and succeeding in the trades.
NexGen Builders Champion Award
Recognizes a current or past mentee or a mentor from your union or job site, or from TCBN’s NexGen Builders Mentoring Program. As a Mentor, the nominee has excelled in supporting the professional growth and development of a Mentee. As a Mentee, the nominee has experienced exceptional progress in taking the steps needed to succeed in a trades career.
Leading on Diversity Award - Owner/Client
Recognizes an Owner Client that is making extraordinary efforts to ensure underrepresented groups are accessing and succeeding in the trades.
Leading on Diversity Award - Contractor
Recognizes a Contractor that is making extraordinary efforts to ensure underrepresented groups are accessing and succeeding in the trades.
Leading on Diversity Award - Union
Recognizes a Union that is making extraordinary efforts to ensure underrepresented groups are accessing and succeeding in the trades.
Nominations close March 30th, 2021

Our Nominees

Celebrating amazing talent throughout Ontario.

See our full list those contractors, unions and individuals nominated in Ontario.

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We've made nominating an individual or organization for an award easy. Create a free nominator account, select the award category you wish to nominate them for and fill the corresponding nomination form.

This is a two-step process. The nominator completes the nomination form, here. The nominee will be notified and asked to complete the BuildForce Canada Respectful Workplace Online Assessment Tool. This tool enables the nominator to identify what their organization is presently doing to create and support a respectful, and inclusive workplace.

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