• The CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award – Executive Member recognizes one Executive Member, who, within the first five years of the members’ careers in the association sector, or within the first five years of CSAE membership, has demonstrated remarkable promise as future leaders in the association sector.


    All CSAE Trillium Executive Members, in good standing, holding CSAE membership at the time of the nomination are eligible for this award. Current members of CSAE Trillium Council are not eligible for nomination. Self-nominations are ineligible.

    Selection Criteria 

    The following criteria are considered in determining a recipient: 

    • Leadership: The individual has demonstrated qualities that hold remarkable promise as future leaders in CSAE Trillium or the association sector. 
    • Creativity: The individual has shown some creativity through their work in the association sector or volunteer work with CSAE Trillium. 
    • Outstanding Talent: The individual has been able to demonstrate outstanding talent in their first five years in the sector, or in the first five years of CSAE membership. 

    Submission Requirements

    • Nominee information
    • Examples of the nominee’s involvement with CSAE Trillium
    • Description of why the nominee is deserving of the emerging talent award

    How to Submit an Application

    Past Recipients

    The awards are a great opportunity to honour CSAE colleagues. Some of the previous CSAE Trillium Emerging Talent Award – Executive Member recipients include:

    2021 – Laura Korneluk, CAE
    2018 – Sarah Lampson, CAE
    2016 – Natalie Wallace, CAE
    2015 – Michael Dargavel
    2013 – Jacintha Ward
    2012 – Rebecca Harris, CAE
    2011 – Danielle Russell, CAE

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