With the formation of the Canadian Public Sector Excellence Network in April, 2014, this Award will, henceforth, be known as the joint CPSEN-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award.
Candidates for this award are living role models in their fields during their performance of service in the Public Interest. They are Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold or have held organizational or business leadership roles in the Public Service Sector and have achieved significant milestones in quality, excellence or in creating a healthy work place. The Award is to be presented only upon meritorious occasion to recognize persons who have promoted and developed the concepts of quality, excellence and healthy workplaces. To be considered for this award, the recipient must have demonstrated the following criteria;
* Leadership in the advancement and implementation of Excellence Principles;
* Outstanding commitment to excellence for all stakeholders;
* Fostered a continuous improvement environment and encouraged the development of employees at all levels; and
* Championed the principles of a Healthy Workplace through the involvement of employees.
Here is a virtual Lifetime Achievement Award with the names of winners to be added each year.
2017: Penny Ballantyne, former Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Public Service of the Northwest Territories, former President of IPAC, and CAO of the City of Victoria. The Award was presented during the Premier’s Public Service Awards Ceremony in Yellowknife, May 31, 2017.
2016: Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, formerly the 34th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy. The 2016 joint CPSEN-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to VAdm Norman during the last quarterly NCR Chapter Networking Meeting for 2016 held on October 12th, 2016.
2015: Wayne Wouters, former Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet. The 2015 CPSEN-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award was presented during after the second block of PD Sessions at the 2015 Canadian Public Sector Excellence Fair on November 17th, 2015.
2014: Denise Amyot, President & CEO, Association of Canadian Community Colleges. The 2014 CPSQA-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award was presented during the luncheon at the 2014 Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair on February 4th, 2014.
2013: Dr. Jack Kitts, President & CEO of The Ottawa Hospital. The 2013 CPSQA-Excellence Canada Public Sector Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award was presented during the luncheon at the 2013 Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair on February 5th, 2013.
2012: Angela Coke, Associate Deputy Minister HROntario, Ministry of Government Services. The 2012 Award was presented during the luncheon at the 2012 Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair on February 7th, 2012.
2011: Liseanne Forand, Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada. The Award was presented during the luncheon at the 2011 Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair on February 9th, 2011. Later that year, Liseanne was appointed President of the new Shared Services Canada and it is her bio current in 2014 that appears under the current link.
2010: D. Brian Marson, Senior Advisor, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and Art Daniels, former Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Public Service received the second annual Award in 2010. The Awards were presented during the luncheon at the 2010 Ottawa Public Sector Quality Fair February 11th, 2010.
2009: Dr. Ivan Fellegi, Chief Statistician Emeritus of Canada, received our first Joint CPSQA-NQI Public Service Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award was presented as part of the lunch break during our Professional Learning Day, Wednesday, February 4th.