Friday, November 30, 2012

Victoria Leadership Awards Nomination Deadline Nov 30 #yyj

Victoria Leadership Awards
Nomination Deadline November 30

The Victoria Leadership Awards (VLAs) have been honouring inspired leadership in the community since 2005. Led by Leadership Victoria, the annual ceremony is a partnership between Leadership Victoria, the University of Victoria, the Rotary Clubs of Greater Victoria, the Victoria Foundation and the United Way of Greater Victoria.

Eight prestigious categories recognize an incredible array of passionate and committed leaders, from youth to lifetime achievement.

Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award honours outstanding current or posthumous long-term service in community leadership roles such as philanthropy, innovation, mentoring and career achievement (one honorary award per year).

Victoria Foundation Community Leadership Award recognizes an organization that is building community capacity and achieving positive change (one honorary award per year).

University of Victoria Community Leadership Awards acknowledge outstanding leadership in linking UVic and the community for greater public benefit (up to two awards per year).

Rotary Community Leadership Awards recognize community leaders who meet the Rotary test of the highest levels of ethical behaviour and community leadership benefit (up to two awards per year).

United Way of Greater Victoria Award for Collaboration & Partnership recognizes an individual leader in a non-profit organization who is building community capacity by creating partnerships and collaboration (one award per year).

Vancity Youth Award recognizes a young leader between the ages of 20 and 30 who demonstrates community leadership and helps to build our community’s wealth and well-being with a focus in one or more of three areas: people, planet, place (one award per year).

Royal Roads University Leadership Excellence through Coaching and Mentoring Award recognizes long term and outstanding service in community leadership roles that specifically focus on coaching and/or mentoring (one award per year).

Leadership Victoria Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the Leadership Victoria program who continues to demonstrate outstanding leadership and service in the Victoria community (one honorary award per year).

The Leadership Victoria Lifetime Achievement Award, Leadership Victoria Alumni Award and the Victoria Foundation Community Leadership Award are honorary awards and are not available for nominations from the public. All other categories are open for nominations in accordance with specific award criteria.

Nomination packages are available online at For more information, call 250-386-2269 or email

Sponsorship opportunities are available for specific award categories — please contact Leadership Victoria for more information.

All funds raised help to build community leadership capacity in Greater Victoria.Nominations must be received by 4 pm, Friday, November 30, 2012.

The awards will be presented on Monday, February 25, 2013 at a gala ceremony at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

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