Each year, at the APCO Canada Conference & Tradeshow, APCO Canada recognizes leaders in the public safety communication industry at their annual Awards Gala. This event highlights the teams and individuals who demonstrate excellence, leadership and passion for what they do as selected by the APCO Canada Awards Committee.
The Awards Gala offers attendees a chance to reflect on the amazing work that our industry does each and every day. We will celebrate our successes, honour our peers and commemorate the defining moments of our profession.
APCO Canada recognizes our industry leaders in the following categories:
- Telecommunicator of the Year: This award recognizes the Telecommunicator who handled a critical incident in an exemplary manner that positively affected its outcome. Nominees may have used uncommon methods to problem solve and were instrumental in making a different to the outcome of the incident.
- Team Award: This award recognizes an emergency communication team that handled an unforeseen or unusually challenging situation causing each nominee to handle additional responsibilities in addition to their regularly assigned duties. Nominees may have used uncommon methods to problem solve, teamwork to create a solution, and together were instrumental in making a difference in the outcome of the event.
- Trainer of the Year: The trainer of the Year Award recognizes an individual(s) whose contributions are instrumental in the excellence and success of a training program within a Public Safety Communications Agency. The nominees in this category understand the importance of mentoring employees through leadership and display an ongoing commitment to their employees’ success.
- Technologist of the Year: The Technologist of the Year Award recognizes individual(s) who has demonstrated extraordinary technical knowledge and expertise in their support of public safety communications. The nominees in this category demonstrate a thorough knowledge of computer, information and Radio Frequency (RF) technology systems in order to effectively contribute to the operations of a communications centre.