IIA Canada established this award in 2009 to recognize individuals who have given outstanding and exceptional service to the profession of internal auditing through participation in the activities of The Institute of Internal Auditors in Canada. This award is presented annually.

Only Canadian IIA members are eligible to receive the award.  Members of the Nominating Committee and employees of IIA Canada shall not be eligible to receive the award.  Members of the Canadian Board nominated for the award must retire from any discussions and votes on the subject.

Nominations will primarily be judged based on the members’ service to IIA and its Chapters in Canada but will also consider involvement at the North American and Global levels, particularly in one or more of the areas followed:

  • Recognized contribution as a volunteer within the governance structure of the Institute in Canada
  • Representing Canada within the IIA’s North American and/or Global organizations
  • Influence on membership's growth or certification
  • Contribution to educational offerings for the profession
  • Advocating for the internal audit profession in Canada
  • Contribution to the growth of Canadian chapters

With the intent to recognize truly distinguished service by IIA Canadian members, no more than two awards can be granted in a single year.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is November 9, 2020​.​​​​