Jack Innes Award

The Jack Innes award recognizes outstanding contribution to the CBA by a current staff member who has exhibited creativity, innovation, leadership and commitment. These qualities may be exhibited through their work (but not limited to) originality in initiative/program development, demonstrated leadership in talent development, the introduction of an innovative member service or a major operational efficiency in program implementation.

The Jack Innes Achievement Award was established in August 2007 to honour Jack A. Innes, Q.C. of Nova Scotia, who served as CBA National Treasurer from 2002 to 2007. Jack took a dedicated interest in the well-being of the Association and particularly those who served as staff.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

  • Nominations may be submitted by any staff member or CBA member
  • Each candidate requires a minimum of one letter of support, to a maximum of three.
  • Each nomination must include the candidate's curriculum vitae and a completed application form.
  • All supporting documentation must be submitted by email to: awards@cba.org

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any Canadian Bar Association full time staff member including those working at the Branches, National and CCCA.
  • The nominee must be employed full-time for the 12 months prior to the award deadline.
  • The CBA CEO shall not be eligible for the Award.
  • No more than one award may be awarded per year.
  • No award need be granted in any one year.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications are reviewed by the CBA Award Selection Panel and recommendation made to the Governance and Equality Committee.

DEADLINE

Friday, November 8, 2019

If you have questions please email awards@cba.org.

PRESENTATION

The 2020 Award will be presented at the President's Dinner on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 in Ottawa. If required, return airfare and one night’s accommodation will be provided by the CBA for the winner to attend the dinner and award presentation.  Recipients are also invited to bring one guest to the dinner.  Airfare for the guest would be the recipient’s responsibility.

PRIZE

The Award consists of a $1,000 cash prize and an engraved plaque.

Past Winners

  • 2019 - Tamra Thomson
  • 2018 - Steve Pengelly (Toronto, Ontario)
  • 2016 - Cathy Cummings (Toronto, Ontario)
  • 2015 - Heather Walsh (Edmonton, AB)
  • 2014 - Stephanie Elyea (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2013 - Gaylene Schellenberg (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2012 - Caroline Nevin (Vancouver, BC)
  • 2011 - Holly Doerksen (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2010 - Simon Gingras (Ottawa, ON)
  • 2009 - Fran Hodgkins (Vancouver, BC)
  • 2008 - Terry Evenson (Calgary, AB)