OPDI Awards Page

newSixth Annual Lighthouse Awards
September 24th, 2015

Nominations are now open.

Download the Lighthouse Award Brochure HERE

Download the Lighthouse Award Poster HERE




1. Use the OPDI Nomination Forms below:

2015 Award Nomination for Individuals

2015 Award Nomination for Organization



2. Ensure the individual or organization is willing to be nominated, and meets any stated membership or affiliation criteria.

3. Prepare a full description of the activities & efforts of your nominee that you feel reflect the list of Winning Attributes described in this brochure.

4. Have your nominee approve and sign the description.

5. Collect as many letters of support as possible (minimum two required, with one being from an OPDI member organization).

A tip: make it easier to get more letters of support by advising writers they only need to mention their own knowledge of the nominee - it is not necessary for every writer to reiterate information related to other people or programs.


6. Application package must be received by September 4th. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

8. OPDI staff or Awards/Selection Committee member may contact the nominator and/or supporters for information or clarication.

9. Recommendation of the Awards/Selection Committee will be taken by the Board of Directors.

10. Recipient and nominator will be notied by telephone and follow-up written communication on September 11th. Recipient’s attendance at the awards dinner will be sponsored by OPDI as necessary.

11. If two organizational awards are given, one will be to an OPDI member and one to a non member. If one organizational award is given, it could be either to an OPDI member OR a non member.

Fax to (416) 484-9669 or Email to opdi@opdi.org (preferred)

Mail or Courier to:
OPDI Awards Selection Committee
720 Bathurst Street @Centre for Social Innovation Annex
Toronto, ON
M5S 2R4

Please be aware posted mail can take longer to arrive – alert us if you mail a package.

 Three categories for individuals:

  • Unsung Hero
  • Peer of the Year
  • Pay it forward

Two categories for organizations:

  • Community Builder
  • Innovators


The criteria are fully described in the attached brochure and poster; please print and/or forward these to your staff, clients, members, and colleagues and encourage them to nominate an individual or organization.

Nominations are due by September 4th, 2015.



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