The call for nominations is now open for the TRIEC Immigrant Success Award: RBC Champions of Immigrant Success. Deadline to submit a nomination is January 1, 2014.
RBC Champions of Immigrant Success
Know an organization that leads the way in integrating skilled immigrants into the workforce? Do you know an individual who advocates for immigrant employment in your sector or profession? Are you amazed by an innovative program that is showing real impact both for skilled immigrants and business results?
If yes, submit a nomination or refer an organization for the RBC Champion of Immigrant Success Award. This award recognizes organizations and individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership in immigrant employment and integration within the Greater Toronto Region.
By being nominated for and winning an Immigrant Success award, you can:
- Stand out as an ‘Employer of Choice’ for the Toronto Region’s diverse and highly skilled talent pool
- Be recognized in the media and in front of your peers, GTA business and community leaders
- Provide a point of pride for you, your staff and stakeholders
Both organizations and individuals are eligible for the RBC Champion of Immigrant Success awards. Up to four awards will be awarded annually, as determined by an independent selection committee on the basis of the following three criteria:
Demonstrate leadership in immigrant employment and integration. Leadership can come in many forms and can include (but is not limited to):
- Implementing best practices and innovative solutions to create an immigrant inclusive workplace
- Driving change within the place of employment to build a more immigrant inclusive workplace
- Serving as an advocate for immigrant employment and inclusion in the region, sector, profession, or other area
- Implementing innovative solutions that lead to immigrant employment and integration
Demonstrate the impact of the leadership activities for both immigrant employment and business results. Impact can be demonstrated in many different ways and can include (but is not limited to):
Impact on immigrant employment
- Immigrant participation in an initiative and related employment outcomes
- Adoption of policies and procedures that support the recruitment and integration of skilled immigrants
- Testimonials from immigrant employees on their satisfaction with their level of employment and inclusion within the workplace
Impact on business results
- Link between business results and skilled immigrant employees, such as access to new markets (locally or globally), increased innovation and productivity, or increased revenues.
- Describe the business case for the leadership activities
- Justify the benefit of a program or initiative for a specific business, sector or the region more broadly
- Increased recognition within a sector or profession of the business benefits of an immigrant-inclusive workplace
Demonstrate that the changes wrought through the leadership activities will persist. Sustainability can take many forms including (but not limited to):
- Changes are embedded in the policies and procedures of the employer
- Changes are embedded in the policies, programs or practices of a sector or profession
- Leaders understand the business value of an immigrant inclusive workplace and it is embedded in the organization’s culture
- Programs and initiatives have the structure and resources to be sustainable
To apply or nominate for the RBC Champions of Immigrant Success, review the Award criteria and submit the online nomination form by January 1, 2014.
You may nominate yourself, your organization or another individual or organization. Each application must be submitted with the permission of the nominee.
Past IS winners are allowed to apply, as long as five years have passed since their last IS Award and they are now applying with a new initiative or practice. This does not preclude an applicant from submitting an entry that includes a previous winner as a partner, as long as the previous winner is not the primary applicant. This does exclude individuals who have won previously and individuals whose employers have won previously, if the application is related to their work on a previously winning initiative. Repeat applications from previous applicants who have not received an award are welcome.
TRIEC will conduct telephone interviews with all nominees (January 6 – 20, 2014). The selection committee will determine the award shortlist (by February 7, 2014).
TRIEC will conduct site visits with shortlisted nominees (February, 2014).
The selection committee selects the winner(s) (by March 7, 2017) and all nominees notified (by March 15).
Winners interviewed to develop promotional profiles. Video development also possible. (March, April 2014)
Winners will be recognized at a high-profile networking event (May 2014). All winners should be available to speak to media before and after the event.
For any further inquiries please contact Jessica Hume:
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