The following set of guidelines outline the criteria for nominations to be considered. The HLA was established to recognize active or former public servants who must meet the following criteria:
A. Public Service in Canada (Federal, Provincial/Territorial, Municipal)
Held an influential key role within Canadian jurisdictions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting citizen-centred service for Canadians.
B. Organizational role
Held a key leadership role throughout the service community, including policy leaders, operational leaders, technology leaders, and internal service leaders.
C. Outstanding and sustained leadership
The recipient has demonstrated an exceptional degree of leadership, relative to his or her peers, in the promotion of excellence with a focus on citizen-centred service. The leadership qualities must be reflected in any number of ways, including the following elements:
D. Transformational Influence
The recipient of the HLA must have led their organization(s) in a way that fundamentally changed the approach to public sector service delivery. This transformative change could be cultural or operational, but it must have reoriented the organization(s) toward serving the needs of their clients and the broader Canadian population.
E. Inter-department and inter-jurisdictional
The recipient of the HLA must have demonstrated leadership both across departmental boundaries within their own jurisdiction, and across jurisdictional boundaries. Such inter-departmental and inter-jurisdictional leadership must be demonstrated through collaborative projects and/or through active participation in cross-boundary communities of practice.
Checklist for submitting a nomination
Must meet all criteria, all required documentation, and meet deadline
[ ] Public Service in Canada (Federal, Provincial/Territorial, Municipal)
[ ] Organizational role
[ ] Outstanding and sustained leadership
[ ] Transformational Influence
[ ] Inter-departmental and inter-jurisdictional
[ ] Electronic nomination application form
[ ] Nomination summary (max. 1000 words)
[ ] Support letters (max. 3 letters)
Deadline for submissions:
[ ] September 30, 2022, 11:50 p.m. ET