The Honorary Award of Excellence is open to both business and executive members and recognizes individuals who have volunteered for CSAE in a prolonged, effective, and significant manner.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee:
    • Has maintained continuous CSAE membership for at least ten years 
    • Is or was employed in a senior management role in an association, within an organization serving the association sector, or a combination of both for at least 10 years
    • Has volunteered for CSAE for at least ten years (consecutively or non-consecutively) at the national and/or local level
    • Has volunteered for CSAE for at least ten years (consecutively or non-consecutively) at the national and/or local level
  • Retired CSAE members are eligible as long as they meet the above criteria and retired no more than 3 years prior to submission of the nomination
  • Self-nominations are ineligible

Submission Requirements

  • Nominee information
  • Nominee’s Record of Achievements
  • Current CV for nominee
  • Three letters of Support/Testimonials – one of whom must be a current CSAE member (this includes the nominator’s letter)
  • Narrative (250-500 words) explaining why the nominee is deserving of this Award

All documents must be submitted through the online application process. The online submission can be edited until the submission deadline. Please submit any questions to info@csae.com.

Honorary Award of Excellence

Alasdair J. McKichan

Bernard P. Turcot, CAE

Bill Easton, CAE

Brian Linklater, CAE

C. Howard Shillington, CAE

Claude Paul Boivin

Denise Turenne

Dennis Souder, CAE

Derek McCorquindale, CAE

Don C. Chutter, CAE

Edward Barisa, CAE

Frank A. Young, CAE

George B. Weber, CAE




Jack F. Shand, CAE

John C. Turnbull

Laura W. Barr

Lawrence G. Ecroyd, CAE

Mary Dallimore, CAE

Michel Tremblay, CAE

Paulette Vinette, CAE

Robert H. Davies, CAE

Robert F. Johnson

Robert (Bob) Ramsay, CAE

Signe Holstein, CAE

T.H. Glynn Michael, CAE

Maura McLaren, CAE 

Catherine Cummings, CAE

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