Best Community Impact Award

Best Community Impact AwardPassion with a Purpose.

The Best Community Impact Award, sponsored by Vancity, goes to the company that’s truly making a difference in their community. This business has taken positive action to invest in their community and sees social responsibility as an integral part of the business’ success.

  • Community Impact Strategies: Business operations demonstrate a positive impact in the community in which the business operates.
  • Triple Bottom Line Metrics: The social, environmental and financial outcomes of corporate social responsibility are measurable.
  • Diversity: The business models diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in business decision-making.
  • Leadership: The business is considered to be a leader in new ways of doing business while doing good.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Best Community Impact Award, nominees must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months in BC. All nominees must have less than 50 employees.

Award Criteria

To win this award, all nominees shortlisted as Top 10 semi-finalists will be required to provide:

  • Descriptions of the specific activities the business engages in that have a positive impact on the community.
  • How the business has invested or reinvested in the community.
  • Measurement of the social, environmental and financial outcomes of the business.
  • Examples of the company’s diversity and inclusion work.
  • Three peer references that consider the business to be a community leader.
  • Examples of how the business has had a positive impact on the local community.

Prize

The winner of the Best Community Impact Award will be recognized with the Premier’s Prize in the amount of $1,500 cash.

The winner will also be offered a one-year all-access pass to Small Business BC education resources and experts, business mentorship from the award sponsor and the opportunity for extensive media exposure.