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2020 CALL FOR OFPA AWARD NOMINATIONS

The OFPA is pleased to open the call for the 2020 award nominations to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of professionals to food safety in Ontario and beyond. It is with great enthusiasm that the OFPA continues with its mission of improving the professional status of those involved with food safety.

NOMINATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2020
Contact: Rocío Morales, Committee Chair
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ELIGIBILITY
The nominated candidate must be an OFPA member in good standing and can be past and current board members. Previous award recipients are not eligible. Membership is not required for a nominator. There is no limit to the number of nominations a nominator can put forward. All nominations must be signed before the nomination form is submitted. Completed nominations forms must be received by email no later than the nomination deadline (nomination form is at the end of this document).


CATEGORIES

AWARD OF SANITARIAN AND FOOD SAFETY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
The Sanitarian and Food Safety Professional of the Year Award may be presented to a member (Professional, Honorary, Retired or Sustaining Corporate) deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the Food Industry in Ontario; e.g. demonstrated expertise on sanitation procedures, improved food safety culture at a company, conducted research that made an applied contribution to food safety, provided excellent educational or training activities to food companies. The award consists of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) registration fee, a certificate and $250.

AWARD OF MERIT
The Award of Merit may be presented to a Professional, Honorary, Retired or Sustaining Corporate member of OFPA deemed to have contributed outstanding service to the association; e.g. provided high-quality articles for the newsletter, supported administrative activities, volunteered at events, increased visibility of the OFPA. The award consists of the AGM registration fee, a certificate and $250.


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONORARY AWARD
May be presented to a Professional or Retired member of the Association and recognizes individuals who have made substantial contributions to the objectives of the OFPA through more than 10 years of active service in the Association. The Lifetime Achievement Award grants the winner honorary lifetime membership in the Ontario Food Protection Association, the AGM registration fee, a certificate and $250.

NOMINATION PROCESS & SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominations may be made by completing the electronic form at the end of this page. The eligibility of the award candidates shall be confirmed by the Awards Committee from the list of nominations submitted. The award winners will be selected by the OFPA members on the basis of the outstanding contributions and their suitability for each category, as mentioned above. OFPA Members will vote online through a link provided by email. The results will be presented to the board in October. An award shall not be made in the event that submitted nominations do not meet eligibility nor suitability for the category (see categories section). For any questions or concerns about the nomination process, please email the Committee Chair, Rocío Morales at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Committee Chair will notify winners in October. The Chair shall present the awards live at the AGM or at a virtual meeting in November. Given the uncertainty around current event restrictions, the OFPA is evaluating how best to safely present the 2020 awards and will provide an update as government regulations and recommendations evolve. Profiles of award recipients will be posted on the OFPA website at www.ofpa.on.ca

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To Nominate someone for a 2020 OFPA Award please download and complete the following form and return it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 OFPA Nomination Form

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