Employee Recognition & Awards

Through hard work and dedication, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) employees help to make the Northwest Territories a great place to live. They educate our children, provide health care, maintain our highways and perform countless other tasks.

The GNWT recognizes the need to acknowledge and celebrate those outstanding individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond, through the annual Premier’s Awards. 

About the Premier’s Awards for Excellence and Collaboration

The Premier’s Awards were created as a way of acknowledging the outstanding work of Government of the Northwest Territories’ employees who might not otherwise be recognized in the role of a public servant. Each year, the Premier of the Northwest Territories honours employees who show excellence, innovation and dedication in their work.

A detailed outline of the awards program and selection criteria can be found in the Premier’s Awards Recognition Program Guidelines document. Please refer to the selection criteria within this document before composing a Premier’s Award nomination.

The Premier’s Awards consist of the following three annual awards:

Premier’s Award for Excellence (Individual): Recognizes and rewards the outstanding achievements of individuals within the GNWT who continue to strive for excellence, best practice management and improvements in the workplace.

Premier’s Award for Excellence (Team): This award recognizes and rewards the outstanding achievements of teams within the GNWT who continue to strive for excellence, best practice management and improvements in the workplace.

Premier’s Collaboration Award (Team): Recognizes the outstanding achievements of GNWT employees who work in partnership with other government and non-government employees and individuals to improve services to Northwest Territories’ residents.

About the Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award

The Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award recognizes annually the outstanding achievements of an individual in the Northwest Territories who has served 20 years or more in the Government of the Northwest Territories public service. The goal of this award is to recognize individuals who have made a commitment to their careers in the public service.

A detailed outline of the Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award can be found on the Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award criteria page. Please refer to the selection criteria listed on that web page before composing a Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award nomination.

More information on the Premier’s Awards and the Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award can be found at the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Nomination Forms

The nomination deadline for the 2015 Premier’s Awards and the Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award is Friday, February 13, 2015 at 5 pm.

To nominate a person, team, or collaboration team for a Premier’s Award, please click on one of the links below to access the appropriate online nomination form:

Premier's Award for Excellence (Individual)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PremiersAwards2015Individual

Premier's Award for Excellence (Team)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PremiersAwards2015Team

Premier's Collaboration Award (Team)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PremiersCollaborationAward2015Team

Dave Ramsden Career Excellence Award (Individual)
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DaveRamsdenCareerExcellenceAward2015