The award recognizes an inclusive business/ organization which demonstrates best practices in recognizing and appreciating diversity.

Specific Eligibility Requirements

Inclusion is the act of creating a work environment of hiring and staff development practices in which all employees feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued, and able to fully participate in the organization’s mission and business performance. The award will recognize businesses/ organizations that emphasize one or more inclusive business practices, for example:

  • Introduction of systems and processes to transform and measure employee engagement
  • Demonstrable methods for broadly accessible employee development for all staff
  • Measurably improved business performance through inclusive business practices
  • Incorporate diversity and inclusion values and initiatives in organizational strategy

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • Be operational in Alberta for a minimum of 3 fiscal years
  • Be operating in Alberta and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • Employ Albertans to produce goods and/or provide services
  • The business must demonstrate financial viability and sound potential for growth
  • Not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • Not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category
  • If you are a non-for-profit organization, no more than 30% of annual revenue can be directly funded by Government envelopes. This does not apply to regular procurement

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Alberta Chambers of Commerce
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Global Growth Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that demonstrates outstanding achievement in exporting products or services outside of Canada’s borders.

Health and Wellness Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that demonstrates best practices when it comes to initiatives, programs, and benefits that enhance the physical and mental health and well-being of its employees.

Customer Service Award of Distinction

Recognizes a business/organization that is successful in improving customer experiences in a measurable & strategic way.

Indigenous Business Award of Distinction

Recognizes a First Nation, Metis or Inuit owned business that demonstrates outstanding achievement in business and incorporates entrepreneurial and cultural concepts into its operation for long-term success.