ISA Ontario Awards

THE CHAPTER HONOURS members and industry affiliates/supporters annually. Awards are presented at the Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show held each February. List of past recipients...

Maple Leaf Award 
Awarded to individuals who have provided exceptional energy, leadership and commitment to promoting and improving arboriculture and urban forestry for more than 10 years.

Special Achievement Award 
Awarded to individual members who have provided valuable and ongoing service to the Chapter.

Outstanding Volunteer Award 
Awarded to individuals who are members of the Ontario Chapter and who provide a significant and ongoing contribution of their personal time to assist the Chapter in carrying out its day-to-day operations.

Honourary Membership 
Awarded to individuals who are not current members of the Ontario Chapter and who through their own personal efforts, promote and advance the ideas of arboriculture and urban forestry within Ontario.

Honourary LIFE Membership
Awarded to individuals in recognition of their years of hard work and dedication to promote and advance the ideas of arboriculture and urban forestry within Ontario.

Supporting Associates Award
Awarded to companies who are members of the Ontario Chapter and who have provided ongoing support to the Chapter through financial, equipment and human resources allowing the Chapter to carry out its day-to-day operations and special events.

Arboriculture Award of Merit
Awarded to municipalities, public institutions and non-profit organizations that have shown innovation, leadership and commitment to arboriculture and urban forestry within Ontario.

Past President Award
Awarded to the outgoing President in recognition of their service and leadership.

The Harry J. Banker Gold Leaf Award
Provides an opportunity for ISA Chapters to reconize individuals, organizations and municipalities at a local or regional level.  The award is intended to recognize outstanding Arbor Day activities or for outstanding landscape beautification activities as submitted by an ISA Chapter.  This is an opportunity for ISA chapters to acknowledge worthy individuals, organizations or municipalities for projects which have had a significant impact upon a community or region, usually over a period of several years.

Any ISAO member may submit a nomination for an award.

Each award has its own unique criteria. Read over the criteria carefully.  Be sure to thoroughly describe and document the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the criteria.

The Awards Committee will recommend award recipients solely on the contents of the written nominations. This will ensure that the selection process is objective. The committee’s decisions will be based upon whether the person nominated meets the award criteria as outlined in the nomination. The ISAO Board of Directors makes the final decision on awards.

Nominations are to be e-mailed to as an attachment. Use the e-mail subject line: “Award Nomination.” Please send only one nomination per e-mail. Nominations may also be sent by regular mail to the ISAO office. (E-mail is preferred.)

The nomination deadline is October 15, 2018. Late nominations will not be considered.

PLEASE NOTE:  Awards criteria will be posted in early June 2018.

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