To nominate an individual or organization for the 2024 Building Diversity Awards, please select the desired award category and complete the respective nomination form by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The process involves two crucial steps. Initially, upon submitting your nomination, a member of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN) team will contact the nominee to confirm their acceptance. They will then be requested to provide additional details to complete their profile, as appropriate. This includes showcasing their efforts in fostering a respectful and inclusive workplace environment. For a comprehensive understanding of the nomination process, please refer to the FAQs section below.

Nominations Frequently Asked QUestions

Submissions, process, selection, gala, and more.
What is the nominations deadline?
We will continue to process nominations until the end of day Tuesday, April 30. Submit your nominations early in case additional information is required to complete the process.
What happens after I submit a nomination?
Once submitted, a member of the Nominations Committee will follow up with each nominee to confirm their nomination and add any additional information they would like to share. This process can take up to two weeks. Incomplete nominations will be invalidated after April 30.
How will recipients be selected?
The Nominations Committee will review and shortlist 3 to 5 of the strongest candidates in each category to submit to Selection Panels comprised of community, labour and industry leaders who recognize systems change in progress.

* Note the Community Benefits Champion Award will be selected by the public through an online People’s Choice voting process.
How do nominators select the right category?
We have provided a description of each category, however upon review of the submissions, the Nominations Committee reserves the right to place strong nominees in the best suited category. Nominees who are moved from one category to another will be given the opportunity to consent and to provide additional information as required.
When will recipients be notified?
Shortlisted honorees in all award categories will be notified no later than May 1st. They will be asked to confirm their approval of being publicly recognized and their attendance at the June 14th Awards Ceremony.

Names of the shortlisted honorees will be shared with the media on May 14th. Award recipients in the organization categories will be notified by May 31st to allow time for their leadership to accept the award in person.

A reception will be held for all shortlisted honorees prior to the Awards, date to be determined.

Award recipients will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on June 14th.
April 1
Start of DEI Education Series
Apr 30
Nominations Close
May 13
Desjardins Presents: 2024 BDA Honourees
Jun 14
2024 Canadian Building Diversity Awards

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