Wiltshire Award of Excellence in

Supported Employment

PURPOSE

The CASE - Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment recognizes outstanding individuals or agencies that have made significant contributions to the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for Canadians with disabilities through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes. This award is presented annually at the Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) conference.

ELIGIBILITY

The nominee(s) for this award must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Be individual or agency involved in the provision of supported employment services

  • Have demonstrated excellence in minimizing barriers to employment

  • Promote full inclusion and citizenship through increased labour market participation

  • Have not previously received this award

NOMINATION PROCESS

The CASE Board will invite nominations for this award in the fall of each year by posting the request on this website, through our newsletter, and social media channels. Self-nomination is permitted. Nominations can be submitted to the CASE Board Awards Committee through the addresses listed below. Nominations can be submitted in English or French.

 

  1. The nominator will complete the nomination template provided. In some cases not all the criteria will be met.  In this case print N/A in the provided field.

  2. ​Two letters of support from a peer or community member of the nominee, other than the nominator, that highlights the contributions of the nominee must be provided.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Consideration will be given to continued leadership in the promotion of full citizenship and personal capacity for people experiencing disability through the facilitation of increased labour market participation and outcomes, and to the establishment of a benchmark of Supported Employment excellence. Nominees will be rated as follows:

 

  • High profile or visibility of the nominee within the community as a role model in the field of Supported Employment, taking “best practices” into account. (20 points)

  • Evidence of work done to increase labour market participation that can be replicated across the country. (20 points)

  • Evidence that the local community has benefited from the endeavors of the nominee. E.g. Advocating inclusion in other areas of the community beyond the labour market. (20 points)

  • Demonstrated excellence in minimizing barriers to employment (20 points)

  • Promote full inclusion and citizenship through increased labour market participation (20 points)

SELECTION PROCESS

Recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee of the CASE Board. At the discretion of the Awards Committee, a maximum of two (2) nominations or no more than 25% of the total number of candidates (whichever is less), may be brought forward for consideration the following year. The Awards Committee can only bring forward a candidate for consideration once. Recipients will be notified by telephone and in writing.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The CASE – Wiltshire Award of Excellence in Supported Employment will be presented by the CASE Board during its annual conference. Award recipients agree to standard publicity notification arranged by CASE.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS

July 31, 2020

Please submit completed nominations to:
info@supportedemployment.ca

or

Canadian Association for Supported Employment
Joy McKinnon, CASE Vice-President
P.O Box 66, Spy Hill SK S0A
jmckinnon@sarcan.sk.ca

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