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Jennie Howie Government Member Award

A dedicated professional within her own jurisdiction, CCMTA Yukon member Jennie Howie was passionate about the work of CCMTA. Her contributions and consistent efforts energized her colleagues and all who had the pleasure to work with her during her eight years with the organization.

Jennie became a member of CCMTA's Program Committee on Road Safety Research and Policies (RSRP) in 1993, and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 1999. While a member of the Board, Jennie continued to participate at the CCMTA Program Committee meetings. She served as CCMTA Chair from May 2000 to June 2001. Five years into her tenure with CCMTA, Jennie was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t let it slow her down, and continued to do what she loved. Sadly, after an eight year battle with the disease, she passed away peacefully on January 5, 2005.

In honour of Jennie's many contributions to CCMTA the CCMTA Government Member Award was renamed the Jennie Howie Government Member Award in May 2006. The award honours a CCMTA member whose primary function is directly associated with the coordination, administration, regulation, and control of motor vehicle transportation and highway safety, and who has made a significant contribution to CCMTA.

Nominations now closed.      

2017 Award Recipients

Jennie Howie  

Steve Loutitt (center), 2017 CCMTA Chair presents award to Victoria Macdonald (left), RN, Medical Assessment Supervisor, Manitoba Public Insurance; Dr. Neil Swirsky (right), Medical Consultant Driver Fitness, Manitoba Public Insurance.

Recipients missing in photo: Dr. Jamie Dow, Conseiller médical en sécurité routière, Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec and Dr. Roy Lilly, Medical Advisor, The Health Plex.

→ Click here to view previous award recipients

2016 - Wendy Doyle (AB)
2015 - Neil Arason, RoadSafety BC (BC)
2014 - Doug MacEwen (PE)
2013 - Mark Schauerte (ON)
2012 - Peter Hurst (ON)
2011 - Mitch Fuhr (AB), Kim Benjamin (TC), Paul Gutoskie (TC)
2010 - Paul Gobeil (QC)
2009 - Mark Francis (BC)
2008 - Shannon Ell (SK)
2007 - Carolyn Burggraaf (NL) / Claude Gélinas (QC)
2006 - Jennifer Kroeker-Hall (BC)
2005 - Brian Orrbine (Transport Canada) and Paul Gutoskie (Transport Canada)
2004 - Roger Clarke (Alberta)
2003 - Perry Therien (British Columbia)
2002 - Paul Boase (Transport Canada)
2001 - Kwei Quaye (Saskatchewan)
2000 - Janice Schimdt (British Columbia)
1999 - Derek Sweet (Transport Canada)
1998 - Ben Mikkelsen (British Columbia) and Reg Common (Saskatchewan)
1997 - Jean Talbot (Quebec)
1996 - Kim Devought (Ontario)
1995 - John Hughes (Ontario)


  • To be presented annually to a CCMTA member-government representative, employee or other individual, whose primary function is directly associated with the coordination, administration, regulation, and control of motor vehicle transportation and highway safety, and who has made a significant contribution to CCMTA.
  • Candidate must be a CCMTA member-government representative for a minimum of three years.
  • Joint recipients are permitted when the nomination is for the same contribution or level of effort.
  • Program committee Chairs and Board Members are not eligible.

Nomination Requirements

Only complete nominations will be considered. This includes:

  • Completed award nomination form.
  • Brief statement citing the accomplishments that make the nominee deserving of this particular award.
    • Nominations should be specific about the achievements for which the award is proposed. Clear, concise information about the accomplishments of the nominee is most useful.
  • Accomplishments should be linked to the objectives and goal within CCMTA's strategic plan.
  • One or more letters of endorsement should support the nomination.
  • Any nominee not chosen for an award will be automatically considered for next year's award. Nominators are encouraged to update or augment the nomination materials, if appropriate, prior to the next year's deadline.

Nomination Process

  • The Board of Directors, Program Committee Members and CCMTA Staff are invited to nominate individuals.
  • Nominations are reviewed by CCMTA staff to ensure they meet the criteria.
  • Eligible nominees will be circulated to the Selection Committee for consideration.

Selection Process

  • The Selection Committee consists of the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Chairs of the three Program Committees and the Executive Director.
  • A meeting or conference call will be held to discuss and determine the recipients.
  • The recipients will be determined by a vote (during the meeting or by ballot) of each Selection Committee member:
    • If the same individual is a Chair of a Program Committee and Chair of the Board of Directors, he or she may only have one vote.
    • In the event of any ties in the voting, the Chair of the Board of Directors shall have the deciding vote. 


Each recipient will be recognized at an awards presentation made at one of the major functions such as the banquet during the CCMTA Annual Meeting.

Recipients will be notified in advance.

Questions? Please contact Martin Rochon, Director of Administration and Services, at or at 613-736-1003 ext. 252.