CPC 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. 

The Awards

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

Joseph McLeod with Suzanne Camp; Micah Messent's mother

Joseph McLeod

National Outreach Program Officer, Parks Canada

Joe is being recognized for his passion and extraordinary leadership in delivering youth engagement programs to raise awareness, connection and love of Nature and Culture.

Alison Nagy with Suzanne Camp; Micah Messent's mother

Alison Nagy

Historic and Cultural Resource Specialist, Saskatchewan Parks

Alison is being recognized for her passion and extraordinary leadership in raising awareness, connection to and love of the historical and cultural assets for which she is responsible.

Congratulations to all the recipients!