Steward of the Year


The objective of the Steward of the Year, and Steward of Distinction awards is to recognize the outstanding contributions of a BC/Yukon PIPSC steward in the the Region.

As of 2011, there has been an Awards Committee established to maintain transparency and fairness to the selection of recipients of these awards. This committee consists of a previous award winner, a President of a Branch, and a member of the Regional Executive. This committee will assess and validate the nominated members. They can consult with the nominators, EROs, fellow workers, etc to assist in their decision making. A ranked list of potential award recipients will be submitted to the Regional Executive for final selection.

Stewards of Distinction will normally be chosen from the nominations of the Steward of Year.


  • all stewards in the BC/Yukon Region
  • only stewards in good standing
  • actively performing duties of steward for a minimum of 2 years
  • currently a steward
  • willing to accept the award
  • Steward of the Year award is a once in the lifetime of a member
  • Steward of Distinction may be awarded more than once in the lifetime of the member
  • nominations may come from membership and ERO
  • deadline for nominations is September 15, 2023. Any nominations received after this date will be forwarded to the next year.
  • see nomination form

All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Committee. The Committee will validate the names of the nominees, assess the merits and present a ranked list of the nominees to the BC/Yukon Regional Executive for a final decision.

The Steward of the Year and Stewards of Distinction awards will be presented at the Steward Council dinner. The Steward of Distinction award will consist of a plaque for the winner to take home. The Steward of Year will have a nameplate placed on a perpetual plaque that lives in the Vancouver office, and a gift valued at $200.00.

The Steward of the Year will be invited to PIPSC National AGM to receive the award. The Institute will cover costs for the recipient as well as a significant other, to attend the awards ceremony at the National AGM.

Pursuant to PIPSC policy, an award will not be awarded if, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, no submission worthy of an award has been received.