Creative City Network of Canada
Awards Nominations 2022

Nominations due June 12, 2022.

The Creative City Network of Canada Awards of Excellence program returns in 2022. Please read the following carefully before proceeding to the nomination form. Questions about this program or the nomination process can be sent to Anju Singh, Awards Consultant, at

General Eligibility for all Awards:

Open to CCNC voting (municipal) members in good standing at the time of the beginning of the awards process. This includes the following entities that have applied and been accepted for Class A voting membership in the Corporation:

  • Municipal governments and Band Councils;
  • Regional governments;
  • Officially designated local cultural planning and cultural policy bodies.

These Awards are not open to non-voting (organizational and individual) members. This includes: Provincial, territorial and federal governments in Canada; Governing authorities in other countries; Not-for-profits; Businesses; Educational institutions; and Individuals*. Municipalities may self-nominate for all awards EXCEPT the Cultural Leadership Award.


Selection Process:

The CCNC Awards Program promotes a principled and effective adjudication process. A volunteer peer jury conducts a review of all submissions and selects the successful candidates. The recipients are celebrated at the CCNC’s annual Creative City Summit, this year held in Waterloo, ON from October 4-6, 2022.


The jury may decide to not bestow an award in any given year. The current standing CCNC Board of Directors, and by extension their municipalities, are not eligible to serve on the Awards Program Jury.

*Please note that some variances in eligibility occur and are marked in the Cultural I.D.E.A. Award and the Cultural Leadership Award.

For descriptions, eligibility, and criteria for each award, please see:

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Only one award per form submission. Please start a new form for each nomination.