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2022 NWTRPA Awards - Nominations are Open!

Each year, the NWTRPA presents awards to celebrate and recognize dedicated recreation professionals and volunteers in northern communities for their continuing efforts and achievements in promoting recreation and active living for all northerners.

Nominations are being accepted in the following 4 categories:

  • Innovation award: The Innovation Award recognizes a community, organization, or individual in the NWT that has developed a creative, unique, or inventive program, facility, or approach to recreation and On the Land Programs. The nominee demonstrates a commitment to improving access and opportunities for community members to choose an active and healthy lifestyle.

  • Elder Award: The NWTRPA Elder Award recognizes an Elder that is sharing their knowledge in a good way with community and supporting others to be healthy. In this way, the nominee contributes to and is engaged in community life. The Elder has positive relationships with all generations, themselves, each other, and the land.

  • Honorary Life Member: Honourary Life Membership recognizes a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the recreation and parks field, who has significantly served the NWT Recreation and Parks Association and is nearing or has reached the end of their career in the recreation and parks field. This award may recognize individuals or organizations.

  • Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award: The Scott McAdam Youth Leadership Award recognizes a youth under the age of 24 for outstanding achievements and contributions towards improving the quality of life of members of their community through volunteerism, work experience, and studies.

Nominate someone in your community before the deadline of January 16, 2023.

Submit a Nomination

There are three options for submitting your nomination.

  1. Call in your nomination by calling the NWTRPA at (867) 669-8375. You won't need to use your computer or printer for this! Give us a call and we'll have a conversation about the community member you wish to nominate. We will ask you to provide the contact information of the person you're nominating, and the contact information for 2 character references so please be sure to have that ready when you call.

  2. Fill out an online nomination form with a handful of simple questions. You have space to write as much as you want about the person you're nominating. There is an opportunity to upload photos, documents, or videos to support your nomination.

3. Print a form and email or fax it back if you prefer to write out your nomination by hand.

Forms can be sent to or via fax to (867) 669-6791.

Learn more about past recipients and the history of the NWTRPA Awards program here:


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