• The Trillium Emerging Talent Award – Business Member recognizes one Business 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 Business Members, in good standing, holding CSAE membership at the time of the nomination are eligible for this award. Current members of the Trillium Council are not eligible for nomination. Current Trillium Awards Committee members 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 supporting members of Trillium or the association sector. 
    • Creativity: The individual has shown some creativity through their work with the association sector or volunteer work with Trillium. 
    • Outstanding Talent: The individual has been able to demonstrate outstanding talent in their first five years working within the not-for-profit sector or in the first five years of CSAE membership. 

    Submission Requirements

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

    How to Submit an Application

    CAE® Continuous Professional Development (CPD): Credit is granted to the nominator for a complete award’s application. Individual Awards (i.e., Leadership, Ottawa-Gatineau, and Trillium)
    Based on 0.5 hour per complete award nomination (maximum 2 hours per two-year reporting period).

    Past Recipients

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

    2021 – Kenneth Hewitt
    2018 – Troy Allan
    2017 – Ammar Balika
    2016 – Marc Cousineau
    2015 – Cheryl Gateman
    2013 – Mira Todorovic
    2012 – Kayley O’Brien
    2011 – Lisa Natale

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