Apply to the SDG leadership awards! Due June 28

SDG Leadership Awards

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About the SDG Leadership Awards

The SDG Leadership Awards is Canada’s premier Awards event for recognizing organizations and businesses who are doing exceptional work to integrate and advance action towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

At the 2019 SDG Leadership Awards, the Global Compact Network Canada will collect entries from businesses across sectors and highlight some of the amazing progress that both the private and public sectors have made towards solving the most pressing environmental, social and economic challenges of our time.

Who Can Apply?

Any Canadian business or organization in the private or public sector can apply. We want to recognize the efforts of all Canadian organizations, including those of non-profits and NGOs.

Judging Process

After submitting your entry, we will create a designated profile for your 2019 SDG Leadership Awards nomination.

To ensure integrity and transparency, the Award winners will be selected based on the following:

  • Number of Public Votes (40% weight)
  • Score from the Peer-Review Process (60% weight)

Public Voting

At the heart of the SDG Leadership Awards is to raise awareness for the SDGs and to recognize companies who are advocating and inspiring others to adopt the SDGs. Therefore, as a signature part of the Awarding program, the general public can take part in the winner selection process through public voting.

Peer-Reviewing Groups

The peer-review groups aim to encourage peer-to-peer learning and provide qualitative feedback from your peers to help improve your company’s practices to adopt the SDGs. The process will take place in August 2019 and your company will be placed in a group of 4. Please view the judging criteria form here.

Awarding Categories

There will be 3 winners from the Large Enterprise category, 3 winners from the Small/Medium Enterprise category and 3 winners from the Non-profits category.

The winning companies and organizations will have the choice to receive a general SDG Award or a specific SDG Award based on their primary SDG selection.

Important Dates

June 28, 2019Last day to submit an entry. Submit your entry now!
July 1 – August 30, 2019 Public Voting period
August 1 – August 22, 2019Peer Reviewing process
August 23, 2019Lat day to submit peer reviewing assessments
September 2, 2019Announcement of the 2019 Leadership Awards winner o the applicants
Late September, 20192019 SDG Leadership Awards Ceremony

Application Process

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to gain maximum exposure. We will be uploading the applications as they are submitted. The application fee to the SDG Leadership Awards is based on your company’s size. The absolute last day to submit an entry is June 28, 2019.

The application fees are waived for GCNC Network Supporters. If you are a GCNC Network Supporter, please skip to the application form. If you are not a GCNC Network Supporter, please select one of the application tiers below that is appropriate for your organization, click on add to cart and follow the instructions on the screen to proceed to checkout.

The primary SDG that your company selects will be the SDG that your company will be considered for when selecting a winner. As part of your application, you can submit as many secondary SDGs as you like but you will be considered as a winner for the primary SDG selected.

Micro Organizations and Businesses (1-10 employees):$150 +HST & Fees
Small to Medium Organizations and Businesses (11-250 employees):$350 +HST & Fees
Large Organizations and Businesses (250+ employees):$550 +HST & Fees

Please click here to download the application form.

Please email the completed form in DOCX format along with multimedia files to

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