Distinguished Service Award

3. Programs
Policy Number: 
Policy Section: 
Approved by: 
National Policy Advisory Committee, Executive Director
Date Approved: 
Sat, Dec 13, 2003
Date Effective: 
Date Last Amended: 
Mon, Jun 17, 2019
Date of Next Review: 
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
Executive Director

1 Introduction

1.1 The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a maximum of 10 volunteers or paid staff each year who have made outstanding contributions to Youth Science Canada’s programs.

2 Nomination

2.1 Any two individuals, who may represent an organization or committee, at the local, provincial or national level can make a nomination for the award. A person may be nominated more than once, and the nomination shall be in effect for three years. Awards may be granted posthumously. After Board review, a nomination may be accepted for a pair of individuals who have worked together continuously. If the nomination is successful, the pair will share the award.

2.2 A complete nomination consists of a Nomination Form and a Nominee Information Form using the Distinguished Service Award Criteria for reference along with a cover letter (no more than one page) and portrait-type photo (digital preferred).

2.3 Nominations must be received by Youth Science Canada no later than January 31. Late nominations will be held for consideration in the following year.

3 Selection

3.1 The Board reviews all nominations and selects recipients.

3.2 The Executive Director approves recipients of the award.

4 Recognition

4.1 Selected recipients will receive an award that Youth Science Canada will send to the nominator for presentation no later than March 15.

4.2 Award recipients are announced publicly on March 31.


A Distinguished Service Award Nomination Guide

This guide, including a scoring rubric, is available for download. It contains everything required to nominate a volunteer for the Youth Science Canada Distinguished Service Award.