November 27, 2013

Call for Nominations: 2014 Power of Youth Leadership Awards

Call for Nominations: 2014 Power of Youth Leadership Awards

The Power of Youth Leadership Awards recognize and celebrate young progressive leaders in BC who are driving change towards a more socially, economically and environmentally just society. The award is given in two categories to recognize the vision and leadership of young people in different areas:
•    Engaging in research, analysis, and the development of solutions to key issues facing British Columbians, and
•    Contributions to social movement building.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Power of Youth Leadership Awards are open to progressive young leaders who are active in BC and are aged 35 and under as of December 31, 2013. The CCPA recognizes that leadership comes in many different forms. For the purposes of these awards, “leadership” is defined very broadly and is not limited to being the lead person in a movement, organization or project. Prior involvement with the CCPA is not required. Please review the individual award descriptions to learn more about each category:

Leadership Award for Social Movement Building
The recipient has:
•    Made a significant contribution to social movement-building in BC, by building bridges between communities or social movements; or
•    Articulated a new and hopeful vision for the future and helped others find their role in bringing it to life; or
•    Found new and/or creative ways to tackle a longstanding issue in their community; or
•    Courageously taken risks and to stand up for what they believe in.

Leadership Award for Research, Analysis And Solutions
The recipient has:
•    Made a significant contribution to public interest research; or,
•    Enriched the analysis and understanding of a public policy issue; or,
•    Offered a new and hopeful vision for meeting a pressing social, economic or environmental challenge of our time; or,
•    Shown leadership in public policy debates.

How to Nominate
Two nominators are required. Nominators may be peers, mentors, community members, etc. No self-nominations will be accepted. Short-listed candidates and their nominators will be required to submit additional information in February 2013. Nominations may only be submitted online.
To nominate a young person who inspires you, go to

Deadline: December 31, 2013
An intergenerational Adjudication Committee will determine the Power of Youth Award recipient in each of the two categories. The Awards will be presented at the CCPA Gala in the spring of 2014.

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