Champion Nomination Overview

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Champion Nomination Overview

  1. 1. 3rd Annual Champion’s League Award 2012 Nomination FormWhat is the Champion’s League?Finding, nurturing and working with Champions has proven to be a tremendoushelp in moving the workforce participation agenda forward and creating positivechanges in the employment situation for people who have a disability.The Champion’s League is a group of business men and women who have cometogether to play a leadership role in promoting the inclusion of people who have adisability in the workplace. Based on their personal experiences, Champion’sLeague members have made a commitment to promote and demonstrate to theirpeers, the benefits of including people who have a disability in the workforce.The Champion’s League works in partnership with the Ontario DisabilityEmployment Network.What is the Champion’s League Award?When we encounter such Champions, it is important that we, in turn, recognizethem for their efforts. Recognition for these individuals, who do an outstanding jobof workforce inclusion, also brings recognition to the cause that we are promoting.Champion’s League Awards will be given out each year at the Ontario DisabilityEmployment Network’s annual conference and AGM (provided nominations arereceived and winners selected).
  2. 2. What is the criteria?The Champion’s League awards are determined based on three simple, butimportant criteria.1. The first criteria is, Leading by Example – the employer has demonstrated acommitment to include people who have a disability in their workplace.2. The second criteria is that the employer has Championed Hiring People WhoHave a Disability by promoting this to others in the past; and,3. The third criteria is that they have made a Commitment to Continue to helpmove this agenda forward. That they are willing and able to work with the Leagueand the Ontario Disability Employment Network to develop future plans andstrategies that will convince other businesses to hire people who have a disability.Who can nominate an employer?Nominations can be submitted from ODEN Members in good standing andprevious award winnersWho judges the Champion’s League Awards?Award winners and new inductees to the Champion’s League will be judged andselected by their peers. Each of the business champions who comprise the Leaguewill review all nominations and determine the award winners, thereby expandingthe league over time.The Champion League Award will be announced:Date & Time: November 8. 2012Location: Nottawasaga InnEvent: Champions for Change 2012: An Emerging WorkforceReturn Completed Form To:Email : odenetwork@cogeco.caDeadline for Submission: October 12, 2012

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