• Important Dates
    The Call for Nominations for the 2018 Awards of Excellence is now closed. Award receipts will be announced at the 2018 Summit in Mississauga, ON, November 6-8, 2018. 
  • Questions?

    Please contact
    Diane Thorpe 
    Awards Consultant 

Cultural Leadership Award

Award Description:
The Cultural Leadership Award recognizes significant contributions by individuals working in the field of local cultural planning, programs and services who have shown inspired leadership and exceptional dedication to supporting the work and the vision of the Creative City Network of Canada.

The Cultural Leadership Award is intended to allow colleagues and/or the selection jury to recognize individual CCNC members for their broad achievements in the area of cultural policy, planning and practice and for their significant contributions to the Creative City Network of Canada. Only individuals may be nominated for this award.


Award Criteria:
Nominators of individuals for this distinguished award must address the following criteria:

  • Contributed unique, outstanding and substantial achievements in the field of local cultural planning, programs and services;
  • Promoted professional excellence;
  • Advocated the sharing of knowledge between individuals and communities;
  • Contributed expertise and personal and/or organizational resources to the Creative City Network of Canada;
  • Dedicated a substantial amount of time over a sustained period to promote Creative City Network of Canada;
  • Inspired and mobilized other individuals to advance Creative City Network of Canada and its goals.

*Nominees for this award are not restricted by membership; however, only Class A Voting Members may nominate someone for this award

To submit a nomination for the Cultural Leadership Award, please send the following to :

  1. Name and contact information for the Nominee and Nominator;
  2. A 300 - 500 word statement explaining why the Nominee merits the award and meets the criteria.

All nominations are confidential and only the awarded individual will be contacted. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Questions? Please contact:

Diane Thorpe
Awards Program Consultant


Background Photo Credit:
Corus Quay building, Toronto, ON - Photo by Christopher Jones