Announcement, CCEDNet

CCEDNet’s 6th Annual Stronger Together Awards!

April 5, 2024

The Stronger Together Award celebrates individual and organizational members who have made exceptional contributions to Community Economic Development and who have provided outstanding leadership in support of communities across Canada building strong, thriving local economies that benefit everyone. It is our honour to highlight the resilience, impact, and achievements made by our member network.

We warmly invite CCEDNet members to nominate their peers.  New and long-term members are welcome as nominees and nominators.  The deadline to submit nominations is May 13, 2024 by 11:59 pm PST. 

The Stronger Together Award recipients will be celebrated at the 25th Annual General Meeting on June 13, 2024. 

Next Steps:

  1. Please read the following criteria, nomination process and selection process information on this page before submitting your nomination.
  2. Please complete the Nomination Form in its entirety and submit
  3. Please submit a signed copy of the Nominee Consent Form to Adriana Zylinski at under the subject heading [Stronger Together Awards – “Name of Nominee”] and indicate that you have also submitted the nomination form.


The nominees must be CCEDNet members in good standing (member has an active membership) and demonstrate leadership in advancing Community Economic Development. The Stronger Together Awards Selection Committee will be interested in how the nominee’s achievements have impacted the field of Community Economic Development, inspired further action, and/or benefited communities served. Achievements, peer collaborations, outcomes, or innovations that demonstrate nominee leadership or commitment will be considered.

Check out past recipients of the Stronger Together Awards here

Nomination Process

Nominations can be made by any individual or organizational member in good standing (member has an active membership) that is not on the Stronger Together Award Selection Committee. Former award recipients may not be nominated again; however, previous nominees may be.

Selection Process

The Stronger Together Award Selection Committee, composed of Board members, and CCEDNet staff, will review the nomination forms and select the award recipient(s). 

The committee will evaluate and score the nominees based on the completed written content of the nomination form and an assessment of merit.  


If you have any questions or need support in sending your nomination, please contact Adriana Zylinski at .