2021 CALL FOR OFPA AWARD NOMINATIONS

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The OFPA is pleased to open the call for the 2021 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: October 31, 2021
CONTACT: Laurie Sawyer, Committee Chair
EMAIL: lsawyer@goodleaffarms.com

ELIGIBILITY

The nominated candidate must be an OFPA member in good standing. 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 (the nomination form is at the end of this document). Previous award recipients are not eligible.

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 honorarium.

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

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 honorarium.

NOMINATION PROCESS & SELECTION CRITERIA

Nominations may be made by completing the nomination form at the end of this document or filling in the electronic form. Forms must be received by the Committee Chair by the nomination deadline. The eligibility of the award candidates shall be confirmed by Awards Committee from the list of nominations submitted. The winners will be selected by the association members on the basis of their outstanding contributions and their suitability for each category. Members will vote online through a link provided by email. 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. For any questions or concerns about the nomination process, please email the Committee Chair.

ANNOUNCEMENT

The Committee Chair will notify winners in early November 2021. The Chair shall present the awards live at the AGM or at a virtual meeting in November, 2021. Given the uncertainty around COVID-19, the OFPA is evaluating how best to safely present the awards and will provide an update as government regulations and recommendations evolve. Profiles of award recipients will be posted at www.ofpa.on.ca

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