Each year the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) recognizes visionary leaders and clean energy pioneers for their outstanding contribution to the Canadian wind industry. The first CanWEA award was presented in 1985 and over the past thirty years CanWEA’s awards program has grown from one to eight award categories.
Here you can learn about our awards, including information about nominations, upcoming announcements and recent winners. You will also find information and links to our Power of Wind contest award winners and information about the awards of our Friends of Wind partner, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).
On January 30 and 31, 2018 CanWEA presented, for the first time, two new awards – the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Outstanding Achievement Award and the Health and Safety Excellence Award – at the CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit in Toronto, Ontario. See below for the winners.
Nominations for our six remaining awards are now closed. CanWEA will unveil the winners at the CanWEA Awards Breakfast on October 25, 2018 during the CanWEA 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition, taking place at the BMO Centre in Calgary.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Outstanding Achievement Award (NEW)
This award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated innovation through an initiative that exemplifies an industry leading approach to wind power facility operations and maintenance. This CanWEA award is intended to honour organizations that have improved, or contributed significantly to the improvement of, the efficiency, profitability and reliability of wind farm operations in Canada.
Health and Safety Excellence Award (NEW)
This award is presented to an organization whose progressive approach to a health and safety program, action or practice has directly improved the safety and well-being of wind power plant employees, contractors or the public and set an example for the wind energy industry in Canada.
R.J. Templin Award
The R.J. Templin Award recognizes an individual or organization that has undertaken scientific, technical, engineering or policy research and development work that has produced results that have served to significantly advance the wind energy industry in Canada.
Friend of Wind Award
The Friend of Wind award is presented to individuals or groups in recognition of outstanding voluntary contributions to advancing awareness of the benefits of wind energy at the community level in Canada.
Matt Holder Community Connection Award
The Matt Holder Community Connection Award recognizes a CanWEA Member organization or an individual working for a CanWEA Member who embodies responsible, sustainable development through a commitment to understanding a Canadian community and forming meaningful community relationships built on mutual respect and trust.
Individual Leadership Award
The Individual Leadership Award is presented to an individual who has, through their efforts and body of work over time, contributed significantly to the advancement of wind energy in Canada.
Group Leadership Award
The Group Leadership Award recognizes a government, corporation or non-profit organization that has contributed significantly to the advancement of wind energy in Canada.
Wind Energy Project Award
The Wind Energy Project Award highlights the exceptional commitment to responsible and sustainable development through initial development, community engagement, permitting, and construction.
Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) Wind Power Woman of Distinction Award 2018 – Nominations Now Open
WiRE Wind Power Woman of Distinction Award will be presented at the CanWEA Breakfast in Calgary on October 25.
Do you know a leader who has contributed significantly to the expansion and improvement of the wind power sector? Show your appreciation and celebrate her accomplishments: nominate a female industry leader for the WiRE Wind Power Woman of Distinction award. WiRE award nomination deadline is May 11, 2018. Learn more.
2018 CanWEA Award Winners
On January 30 and 31, 2018 CanWEA was pleased to announce the recipients of CanWEA’s two new awards. The Operations and Maintenance Outstanding Achievement Award and the Health and Safety Excellence Award were presented by president of CanWEA, Robert Hornung:
Learn more about 2017 CanWEA award winners.
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Power of Wind Contest Awards
Every year, CanWEA runs an annual contest that invites students and members of the general public to share their vision of how wind energy can contribute to Canada’s future by submitting a photo or visual image that illustrates, expresses, or generally conveys this vision.
CanWEA is pleased to announce 2017 Power of Wind contest winners:
For more information about Power of Wind contest winners: Canadians visualize clean energy future
For more information, visit the Power of Wind contest page.
Women in Renewable Energy Award
Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) is a non-profit group that advances the role and recognition of women in the energy sector.
WiRE presents three Women of Distinction Awards annually: Wind Power, Solar Power and Woman of the Year. All three awards recognize and celebrate professional women working in the energy sector who go above and beyond business-as-usual, consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, and have contributed significantly to the expansion and improvement of the power sector.
WiRE was a sponsor of CanWEA’s 2017 awards program and presented the 2017 Wind Power Woman of Distinction award to Julie Belley Perron.
To learn more about Women in Renewable Energy, visit the WiRE website for details.