CPA Awards Program
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The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) Awards Program recognizes initiatives from exceptional individuals and companies for their commitment and dedication to the ongoing success of the propane industry.
The awards are selected biennially, with recipients awarded and celebrated at the signature CPA Gala Dinner held at our CPA Leadership Summit and Golf Tournament, an anticipated event for all our members and other business leaders associated with the propane industry. The Gala includes a cocktail reception, formal dinner, entertainment and awards presentation.
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The CPA conducts an open call for expressions of interest for nominations. Individuals or companies can self-nominate or be nominated by others for the following categories:
- Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
- Health & Safety Award
- Innovation Award
- PTI Trainer Award
To submit a nomination, please DOWNLOAD the form below and access it from your desktop.
Nomination documents must be received by the CPA no later than March 1, 2021.
Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual who has made significant or consistent outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Canadian propane industry. This individual is regarded as possessing integrity, honesty and the respect of his or her peers.
The award is for lifetime industry achievement rather than for a single contribution.
Health & Safety Award
The Health & Safety Award is given to leading initiatives by companies or individuals in the propane industry who demonstrate a successfully implemented new program or an improvement in an existing program to promote, support and enhance a healthy and safe workplace environment.
These awards are given to individuals/organizations outside of the CPA membership.
The Innovation Award is given for initiatives from individuals or organizations that have contributed to the advancement of the propane industry in the areas of product innovation, process/technology, market development or marketing/communications.
This award is dedicated to supporting the exceptional work executed outside of the CPA membership that contributes to the advancement of the propane industry. Nominees may be in industry, academia, municipal, provincial or federal governments, or non-profit organizations.
Up to four awards may be presented for one term.
PTI Trainer Award
This award celebrates engaging and inspiring Propane Training Institute trainers, who are best in their class and achieve a level of excellence in the classroom. It is given for the hard work, dedication and commitment that individuals provide. The award has the objective of encouraging individuals to contribute to the promotion and understanding of the propane industry through training.
2018: Ralph Harvey
Young Gassers CPA Student Scholarship
Sponsored by Young Gassers
The CPA Student Scholarship, valued between $1000 – $1500, is sponsored by the International Association of Young Gassers, Inc. This scholarship is a member benefit and is provided to family members or employees of CPA-member companies who are planning/pursuing post-secondary education at a Canadian vocational or trade school, community college, or university.
Deadline for submission August 16, 2021.
Wendell King Memorial Bursary
The CPA offers a $2500 student bursary sponsored by Diversco Supply Inc. to honor the memory of Wendell King, a long-time advocate of the propane industry. Wendell dedicated his career of over 30 years to supporting the propane industry in Canada. He was a humble leader who was passionate about supporting customers and their businesses. Wendell also played a key role working with propane retailers, technicians, contractors, and manufacturers to provide best-in-class training and support for the industry. He passed away on October 18, 2020.
Applicants of the Wendell King Memorial Bursary must be planning a career in the propane industry and pursuing post-secondary education at a Canadian vocational or trade school, community college, or university. Being associated with a member of the CPA is not a requirement.
Deadline for submission August 16, 2021.
2020: Brayden Morin, Kate Arbuckle and Tristan de Jong
2019: Kiera Lawn, Angela Mortimer and Jaclyn Core
2018: Emily Bestwick and Jessica Beltz
2017: Luke Watson
2016: Sarah Jean Morash and Michael Ruhl