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Excellence Awards Celebration
The Heart of Wood Buffalo Excellence Awards honours the achievements of leaders, philanthropists, volunteers, organizations, and all those who embody the spirit of community through their leadership, innovation and capacity-building efforts. We celebrate the many amazing individuals and organizations dedicated to making Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo an amazing place to work, play and live.
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2024 Award Categories
The Heart of Wood Buffalo Excellence Awards celebrates excellence in our region honouring the achievements of leaders, philanthropists, community organizations, youth, advocates, and all those who embody the spirit of community innovation, capacity building and leadership. Their passion and dedication to improving the quality of life explain why they are considered the heart of Wood Buffalo. The evening includes a catered meal and cocktails, a celebration of art and culture, and the formal awards ceremony.
Nominations will open on January 16, 2024.
Board Leadership Award
The Board Leadership Award recognizes exemplary leadership at the social profit board level. Nominees have experienced exceptional board achievements in the social profit community. They embody the spirit of capacity building in the sector, and, through their actions and accomplishments, they are an inspiration to others within the community.
Social Profit Leadership Award
The Social Profit Leadership Award recognizes exemplary leadership within social profit organizations. Nominees for this award have discovered new and better ways to address their organization’s, and/or client’s needs despite the many demands, and sometimes too few resources, faced by the community benefit sector. Nominees have found creative and efficient solutions to further the community benefit organization’s mission and make a difference in the lives of the people it serves.
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award recognizes the positive and meaningful effect a social profit organization has made in the broader community resulting in clear and measurable change. The impact may be focused or broad, include short- or long-term outcomes, but demonstrates an appreciable impact on the broader community.
The Philanthropy Award honours an individual, business, or team whose outstanding contribution of time, leadership, and financial support over a sustained period has made significant impacts throughout the Wood Buffalo Region.
Volunteer Recognition Award
This Award celebrates people who invest in their communities and inspire others through their outstanding volunteer work. Before moving to British Columbia, Bill Bloomfield volunteered for countless organizations throughout the 35 years he resided in Fort McMurray. His dedication, smile, and personality will never be forgotten. In celebration of his spirited engagement, we chose to name our recognition award in his honour.
Newcomer Engagement Award
This award celebrates people who are new to the region (3 years or less), and who have quickly supported the social profit sector through their outstanding leadership, commitment to volunteer work, or engagement/employment. They have a passion for the community and prove to be a tremendous advocate for the sector. Created in memory of Lyle Leboldus, this award honours dedication, leadership and engagement with our community.
Collaboration of the Year Award
Nominees for the Collaboration of the Year Award demonstrate outstanding commitment to collaboration within their community. These nominees recognize the benefits that come from sharing resources and expertise of individuals, local businesses, social profits or charities for positive community impact. Through the synergy that comes with community collaboration, the nominees have facilitated increased sustainability, efficiency, impact, and innovation in the service they provide to their community. One collaborative partner must be from a social profit organization.
Equity, Diversity, Dignity, and Inclusion Award
This award spotlights an individual, team, business or organization that have shown a profound commitment to creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous people, visible and racialized minorities, People with disabilities, LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrants and Refugees, improving their dignity, contributing to lasting positive impact and fostering a society where everyone has an equitable opportunity to thrive.
2024 Heart of Wood Buffalo Sponsorship
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The Awards honour the achievements of non-profit leaders, philanthropists and community organizations that embody the spirit of community innovation, capacity building and leadership. Their passion and dedication to improving the quality of life explain why they are considered the heart of Wood Buffalo.
Thank you Social Profit Community Leaders!
In The News
November 6, 2020 - Press Release - Winners Announced!
The Heart of Wood Buffalo Awards has been a pillar of FuseSocial since 2011, promoting the value of volunteerism in our community. Read More…
January 29, 2020 - Press Release - Nominations Open!
The Awards celebrate the excellence and achievements of the social profit sector through leadership, capacity building and community innovation. Read More…
Thank you Social Profit Community Leaders!