CACEE values and honours its volunteers and innovators through a longstanding Awards and Recognition program. Awards are presented every year at our National Conference when many of our members are in attendance so that together we can celebrate the achievements of our peers.
The nominations period for the 2023 CACEE Awards is now open until November 6th. 2023.. You can celebrate innovation, creativity, and excellence in our space by submitting a nomination.
If you have questions about the awards or the nominations process (we promise, it's smooth and easy!), check out the Awards Guide and FAQ.
This award is intended to recognize an exemplary contribution to CACEE. The contribution or accomplishment must be specific and definable. It may constitute one single act or a number of cumulative activities over several years. Consider the following when nominating; has the individual made an identifiable, exemplary contribution, which has had a positive impact on the Association?
This award is designed to grant high-profile recognition for a major, definable contribution made to the fields of career planning and/or recruitment. The recipients may be individuals, organizations, institutions, or public sector agencies/ministries.
In selecting a recipient for the Outstanding Achievement Award, the following should be considered:
The CACEE Excellence in Innovation Award celebrates individuals, teams, projects, and initiatives in the following areas:
Recognizes programs to develop leadership experience and/or skills in post-secondary students or recent graduates. Entries will be judged on: Program need/objectives, design and implementation, skills/competencies development, measured outcomes, ease of replication.
Recognizes the best information, program, or resource directed to students. Information must be offered to the students free of charge. Entries will be judged on: Program need/objectives, design, creativity, innovation, measured outcomes, ease of replication.
Recognizes exceptional diversity initiatives or programs that are targeted to engage diverse populations; best practice for outreach programs, develop a diverse candidate pool; or enhance retention level of diverse population. Entries will be judged on: Program need/objectives, clean clear description, innovation, success of project meeting objectives, measured outcomes, ease of replication.
Recognizes social networking or other technology programs designed to engage various audiences in the use of technology in the career services or recruitment of college graduates. Entries will be judged on: Program need/objectives, relevance to target market, design and effective use of use of medium, creativity, access to information, measured outcomes, ease of replication.
Campus Recruitment Strategy & Employer Branding
Recognizes high degrees of creativity, student engagement, and impact in the building of employer brand in the campus recruitment space. A stand along initiative, program, or comprehensive strategy can be nominated for this category.
CACEE presents an award for significant research in the areas of career practice (counselling, education, planning, advising, coaching, etc.) and school-to-work transition (recruitment, retention, corporate career development, human resource education, etc.) for which CACEE advances on behalf of its membership.
“Significant research” may include but not be limited to research on the twin themes of:
While the award(s) will recognize the recipient’s contribution to research of value to CACEE and the wider field of career development within Canada. Two awards of $500 each may be awarded each year.
Recipient will be invited to present the research findings at the CACEE national conference.
The research paper may be submitted along with the nomination form in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These awards are chosen by: the Board of Directors, Regional Advisory Boards, and the Conference Steering Committee.