Awards

Each year CASE honours three outstanding individuals, agencies, or businesses through the presentation of awards at its annual conference.

The award winners are recognized for outstanding and substantial contributions to supported employment in Canada. They are considered role models for their promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for Canadians with disabilities by facilitating increased labour market participation and outcomes.

Nominations are invited in the fall and are welcomed in both English and French. See below for full nomination and selection criteria.

Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment

PURPOSE
The CASE - Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment recognizes outstanding individuals or agencies that have made significant contributions to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for Canadians with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes. This award is presented annually at the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) conference.
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ELIGIBILITY
The nominee(s) for this award must meet the following requirements:
  • Be individual or agency involved in the provision of supported employment services
  • Have demonstrated excellence in minimizing barriers to employment
  • Promote full inclusion and citizenship through increased labour market participation
  • Have not previously received this award
NOMINATION PROCESS
The CASE Board will invite nominations for this award in the fall of each year by posting the request on this website, through our newsletter, and social media channels.

Self-nomination is permitted. Nominations can be submitted to the CASE Board Awards Committee through the addresses listed below. Nominations can be submitted in English or French.

  1. The nominator will complete the nomination template provided. In some cases not all the criteria will be met. In this case print N/A in the provided field.
  2. ​Two letters of support from a peer or community member of the nominee, other than the nominator, that highlights the contributions of the nominee must be provided.
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SELECTION CRITERIA
Consideration will be given to continued leadership in the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for people experiencing disability through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes, and to the establishment of a benchmark of Supported Employment excellence.
Nominees will be rated as follows:
  • High profile or visibility of the nominee within the community as a role model in the field of Supported Employment, taking “best practices” into account. (20 points)
  • Evidence of work done to increase labour market participation that can be replicated across the country. (20 points)
  • Evidence that the local community has benefited from the endeavors of the nominee. E.g. Advocating inclusion in other areas of the community beyond the labour market. (20 points)
  • Demonstrated excellence in minimizing barriers to employment (20 points)
  • Promote full inclusion and citizenship through increased labour market participation (20 points)
SELECTION PROCESS
Recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee of the CASE board.
At the discretion of the Awards Committee, a maximum of two (2) nominations or no more than 25% of the total number of candidates (whichever is less), may be brought forward for consideration the following year. The Awards Committee can only bring forward a candidate for consideration once. Recipients will be notified by telephone and in writing.
ANNOUNCEMENT
The CASE – Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment will be presented by the CASE Board during its annual conference. Award recipients agree to standard publicity notification arranged by CASE.
Contact Us For More Info
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
June 1, 2021

Please submit completed nominations to:
info@supportedemployment.ca

Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Joy McKinnon, CASE Vice-President
P.O Box 66, Spy Hill SK S0A 3W0
jmckinnon@sarcan.sk.ca

DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM
Wiltshire Award Nomination Form

Mark Wafer Award for Business Excellence

PURPOSE
The CASE – Mark Wafer Award for Business Excellence recognizes outstanding businesses that have made significant contributions to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes, within Canada. This award is presented annually at the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) conference.
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ELIGIBILITY
The nominee(s) for this award must meet the following requirements:
  1. Employs persons with disabilities in meaningful and competitively paid positions
  2. Understands the economic value of inclusion for the business, the employee and the economy at large
  3. Leverages their position as a business owner to create jobs with other employers through communication, media and peer to peer discussions
NOMINATION PROCESS
The CASE Board will invite nominations for this award in the fall of each year by posting the request on this website and through our newsletter and social media platforms.

Self-nomination is permitted. Nominations can be submitted to the CASE Board Awards Committee through the addresses listed below. Nominations can be submitted in English or French.

  1. The nominator will provide the committee with a brief letter of nomination (maximum 3 pages) providing the nominees name, location of the nominee, and justification for the nomination.
  2. Two letters of support from a peer or community member of the nominee, other than the nominator, that highlights the contributions of the nominee must be provided.
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SELECTION CRITERIA
Consideration will be given to continued leadership in the endeavors to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes, and to the establishment of a benchmark of Supported Employment excellence.
Nominees will be rated as follows:
  • Recognition as a Role Model: Profile and visibility within the community and public recognition as a role model for hiring persons with disabilities (50 points)
  • Service to the community: Evidence that the local community has benefited from the endeavors of the nominee. The experience of increased labour market participation of those experiencing barriers has extended to other areas of the community beyond the labour market (50 points)
SELECTION PROCESS
Recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee of the CASE board.
At the discretion of the Awards Committee, a maximum of two (2) nominations or no more than 25% of the total number of candidates (whichever is less), may be brought forward for consideration the following year. The awards committee can only bring forward a candidate for consideration once. Recipients will be notified by telephone and in writing.
ANNOUNCEMENT
The CASE – Mark Wafer Award for Business Excellence will be presented by the CASE Board during its annual conference. Award recipients agree to standard publicity notification arranged by CASE.
Contact Us For More Info
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
June 1, 2021

Please submit completed nominations to:
info@supportedemployment.ca

Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Joy McKinnon, CASE Vice-President
P.O Box 66, Spy Hill SK S0A 3W0
jmckinnon@sarcan.sk.ca

DOWNLOAD NOMINATION FORM
Wafer Award Nomination Form

Phillip Emmerson Award for Employment Excellence

PURPOSE
The CASE – Phillip Emmerson Award for Employment Excellence recognizes an outstanding Individual that has made significant contributions to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity through employment and innovation in the workplace, within Canada. This award is presented annually at the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) conference.
Deadline June 1, 2021
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ELIGIBILITY
The nominee(s) for this award must meet the following requirements:
  1. A person living with a diversity in meaningful and competitively paid employment
  2. Understands the economic value of inclusion for business, all employees and the economy at large
  3. Leverages their position as a leader to create inclusion, innovation and harmony with other employees and management through communication, media and peer to peer discussions
  4. Demonstrates how employment has impacted the person to enjoy full citizenship
  5. Have not previously won this award
NOMINATION PROCESS
The CASE Board will invite nominations for this award in the fall of each year by posting the request on its website and via email to other potentially interested parties.

Self- nomination is permitted. Nominations can be submitted to the CASE Board Awards Committee through the addresses listed below. Nominations can be submitted in English or French.

  1. The nominator will complete the nomination template provided. In some cases not all the criteria will be met, in this case print N/A in the provided field.
  2. Two letters of support from a peer, employer or community member of the nominee, other than the nominator, that highlights the contributions of the nominee.
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SELECTION CRITERIA
The CASE – Phillip Emmerson Award for Employment Excellence will be presented by the CASE Board during its annual conference. Award recipients agree to standard publicity notification arranged by CASE.
Nominees will be rated as follows:
  • High profile within the community, place of employment and/or public recognition as a role model for employment excellence.
  • Evidence that the local community or place of employment has benefited from the endeavors of the nominee. The experience of increased labour market participation of those experiencing barriers has extended to other areas of the community beyond the labour market.
SELECTION PROCESS
Recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee of the CASE board.
Recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee of the CASE board. At the discretion of the Awards Committee, a maximum of two (2) nominations or no more than 25% of the total number of candidates (whichever is less), may be brought forward for consideration the following year. The awards committee can only bring forward a candidate for consideration once. Recipients will be notified by telephone and in writing.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Consideration will be given to continued leadership in the endeavors to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for persons with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes, and to the establishment of a benchmark of Supported Employment excellence.
Contact Us For More Info
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
February 21, 2021

Please submit completed nominations to:
info@supportedemployment.ca

Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Joy McKinnon, CASE Vice-President
P.O Box 66, Spy Hill SK S0A 3W0
jmckinnon@sarcan.sk.ca