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Jody Waddilove Award Nominations

June 16, 2022

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 June 13th,  2022 
Dear Membership, 
This is a reminder that the Jody R. Waddilove award will be handed out at this years Fall Assembly, nominations will be accepted until August 2nd, 2022.  The criteria is as follows: 
The award is presented annually to an ONWAA member who has been of long-service to their community and or in the area of social assistance issues.  Ontario Works Administrators who meet the following criteria are eligible for the award: 
1.       Members of ONWAA; 
2.      A member of an Ontario First Nation community; 
3.       Demonstrated long-service to their community; and or 
4.      Advocacy and experience in the area of social assistance and or social justice issues relating to First Nations peoples. 
Individuals must be nominated in writing and nominations must be submitted to ONWAA no later than two months prior to their annual fall assembly. All ONWAA members are eligible to submit nominations.  Nominations must include: 
1.       Proof of nominee’s ONWAA membership; 
2.      Letter of support from their Ontario First Nation community, which may be from a colleague, member of Chief and Council and or a community member.  Multiple letters are accepted and encouraged; 
3.       Any documentation regarding the nominee’s long service to their community and work in the area of social assistance and or social justice issues. 
4.      Any other relevant documentation in support of the nomination. 
Please get your nominations in soon. 

Yours truly, 
Jessica Nadjiwon-Smith 
Executive Director