Co-operative Spirit Awards
Pictured above, the award recipients of the 17th Co-operative Spirit Award Ceremony, during the Provincial Co-op Conference luncheon, held at the Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Toronto on September 28th, 2017 (from left to right): Simone Swail (CHF Canada, Ontario Region), Emily Strybosch (Libro Credit Union) and Michelle Christmann (Quinte First Credit Union).
VIEW THE MEIDA RELEASES IN THE "DOWNLOADS" SECTION OF THE RIGHT-HAND TOOLBAR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH OF THESE AWARD RECIPIENTS!
The Co-operative Spirit Awards was established in 1999 by On Co-op to recognize the incredible contributions made by Ontario co‑operatives and individuals to the economic and social well-being of our province.
2017 Spirit Awards
2017 marked the 17th year of the Co-operative Spirit Awards, which recognizes both individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the Ontario co-operative movement.
Earlier in the year, nominations were sought for awards to be presented in two categories:
1. CO-OPERATIVE SUSTAINABILITY (awarded to an organization
2. CO-OPERATIVE IDENTITY (awarded to an individual)
Nominators could be individuals or organizations (i.e., Ontario co-operatives, credit unions, caisses populaires, or sector organizations and their staff, board or volunteers), that are Members, or Member of Member Organization of the Ontario Co-operative Association. Nominators could submit nominations in more than one category; however, an individual or organization could only be nominated in one category per nomination year.
Recipients were chosen by a selection panel, consisting of three individuals who are familiar with Ontario’s co-operative sector, and who are not On Co-op staff. The Awards were presented at a special luncheon during the Provincial Co-op Conference, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in downtown Toronto.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S WELL-DESERVING RECIPIENTS, FOR THIER COMMITMENT AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ONTARIO CO-OPERATIVE MOVEMENT!
LEARN ABOUT OUR PAST RECIPIENTS
As of October 2015, 122 Spirit Awards have been awarded. All Award recipients enter the Co-operative Spirit Recognition Awards Recipient Hall of Fame. To see current and past Award Recipients, click on the 'In this Section' link at right.
You can see and hear our awards recipients at our Spirit Awards channel on our Spirit Awards Youtube Channel.