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MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD (MADA)

Nominations

Do you know of someone making a difference in the multiple births community?

 

Maybe it's someone in your local chapter that's really having an impact on area families. Or perhaps you read an article about someone doing amazing work to bring awareness to an issue that affects the multiple births community at an international level. It could be a media outlet that's really supporting your chapter's efforts, or adult multiple birth individuals or individual who is having an impact that should be acknowledged.

Nominations can be made any time. Simply read through the criteria below to see where your nomination fits best and fill in the form, including a photo of the nominee or logo if it's a corporate nominee. It's that easy!

Already know which award you want to make a nomination for? Use the button below to skip right to the submission form.

How are the recipients of the awards chosen?
The MADA Committee carefully reviews all nominations, verifying the nature and quality of the nominee's contribution. They use a points system to vote on submissions, eliminating the possibility for bias. Where possible, MADA recipients receive their awards at an awards ceremony during the Annual General Meeting and Conference. 

Interested in volunteering on the committee that reviews MADA submissions? Email the MADA Committee Chair at makingadifference@multiplebirths.ca.

Nomination Criteria
 

Things to note:

  • Nominees may be an individual, group of individuals, or a company who has provided extraordinary service or made a significant impact within the multiple births community in Canada.

  • Nominees do not need to be members of MBC or an Affiliate Chapter. 

  • A clear statement of the reasons for the recognition should accompany nominations, including a summary of the nominee’s record of service and a list of dependable references.

  • The Nominator should be a member of MBC or an Affiliate Chapter.

There are seven (7) awards for consideration:

LOCAL

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of local significance in the field of multiple births in a local community in Canada.

NATIONAL

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of national significance in the field of multiple births in Canada.

INTERNATIONAL

Awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for exceptional accomplishments of international significance in the field of multiple-births with a Canadian element or impact on the Canadian multiple-birth community.

CHAPTER

Awarded to a chapter that has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of significance to their local multiple births community. Multiple awards may be given based on the size of the chapter membership.   Chapters are encouraged to self-nominate by submitting a short write up about a project or event that positively impacted their community. 

MEDIA

Awarded to an individual and/or newspaper, magazine, radio or television outlet that printed or aired a story in the previous year which created awareness of multiple-birth issues, individual chapters, or spotlighted MBC and/or chapter initiatives.

DIONNE 

Awarded to adult multiple-birth individual(s) who through his/her/their actions have created a deeper awareness of the challenges faced by Canada’s multiple-birth children and their families and/or have made a significant impact on the multiple-birth community through their own personal efforts.

CORPORATE

Awarded to an individual, business, corporation or organization who at the national level, in their professional capacity, created an awareness of the challenges faced by Canada's multiple children and their families, and/or have made a significant impact on the multiple-birth community and/or Multiple Births Canada.

 
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