Written nominations are required to evaluate and appraise the nominee’s accomplishments and merit. Nominators are expected to make a case for recognizing nominees by providing:
Nominators are encouraged to:
Nominations for the EKO Tribute Award must be submitted online. Each nomination involves several components:
Endorsement letters from at least one, and not more than four, endorsers.
Endorsers should represent a range of perspectives and institutions, and provide additional insights or evidence of the nominee’s/nominees’ impact. Endorsers do not need to be in Ontario. Select people who know the work of the nominee well, and will be able to explain why the nominee stands out. Having a variety in the endorsement letter writers (for example from different organizations, areas of impact) shows the reach and depth of the nominee’s accomplishments.
Each letter of endorsement must include the name and contact of the endorser, and should focus on the nominee’s accomplishments that endorser can attest to and place in context.
Nominators should collect the endorsement letters for submission along with the nomination.
For questions on the above, please contact us.
Nominations for the 2025 Tribute Awards will be open in the Fall of 2024.
EKO’s Tribute Awards are the oldest and most prestigious recognition by the association of those who are changing the game for kids with disabilities and their families.
Preparing an effective nomination is the key to presenting the accomplishments of a candidate to the Tribute Award Review Committee and the EKO Board of Directors. Keep in mind these best practices when nominating candidates for EKO’s Tribute Awards: