The Canadian Parks Council Annual Awards of Excellence
CPC Awards of Excellence
A Celebration of Park Leadership across Canada
Each year, the Canadian Parks Council (CPC) presents Agency and Individual Awards of Excellence to recognize and encourage extraordinary achievement, innovation, organizational leadership and the advancement of park and protected areas programs by Canada’s national, provincial and territorial park agencies. Nominations for CPC Awards are submitted through CPC Board of Director representatives.
Micah Messent Young Professional Award of Excellence
The Micah Messent Young Professional Award of Excellence recognizes a young employee, intern, contractor or volunteer of a member agency who demonstrates leadership in ways that honour the memory of Micah Messent – a young BC Parks employee who lost his life in a tragic accident while pursuing his passion to serve and conserve Nature.
Individual Award of Excellence
Individual Awards of Excellence recognize achievement of extraordinary significance by an employee, volunteer or contractor of a member agency of the CPC.
Agency Award of Excellence
Agency Awards of Excellence recognize achievement of extraordinary significance by a member agency of the CPC.
2022 Award Recipients
The 2022 CPC Awards of Excellence Ceremony was hosted on October 25 on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People including the territories of the Snaw-Na-Was and Qualicum people in Parksville, British Columbia.
Micah Messent Young Professional Awards of Excellence
Award Introduction Speech by Suzanne Camp, Micah Messent's mother
Individual Awards of Excellence
Senior Policy Analyst, Parks Canada
Heather is being recognized for her exceptional leadership in cultivating a culture of collaboration across Canada’s system of parks and protected areas during the historic transition of the Canadian Parks Council from a public administered organization to a not-for-profit corporation.
Agency Awards of Excellence
Parks Canada Agency
Inclusive Sanitary Facility Design
Parks Canada in recognition for ensuring equitable and inclusive access to washrooms for all employees and visitors through the development and implementation of the 2021 Directive on Inclusive Sanitary Facility.