CPA Awards Program
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, which takes place this year June 6, 2018 in Ottawa, 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 review and complete the following nomination package documents:
Nomination documents must be received by the CPA no later than March 31 of each year.
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.
CPA Student Scholarship
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The CPA Student Scholarship, valued at $1000, is sponsored by the International Association of Young Gassers, Inc. This scholarship provides financial assistance annually to recipients planning/pursuing a career related to the propane industry through post-secondary education at a Canadian vocational or trade school, community college, or university.
The scholarship is a CPA member only benefit; recipients must be associated with a CPA member company.
2016: Sarah Jean Morash (Nova Scotia) and Michael Ruhl (Ontario)