The Jennie Howie Government Member Award honours a CCMTA government member who has made a significant contribution to CCMTA and who’s primary role in their day-to-day work is directly associated with the coordination, administration, regulation and control of motor vehicle transportation and highway safety.
Jennie Howie was a long-time member of CCMTA representing the Yukon Territory. Jennie was active in the Road Safety Research and Policies Program Committee as well as the Board of Directors. She also served as Chair of the Board from May 2000 to June 2001. After an eight-year battle with cancer, Jennie passed away peacefully on January 5, 2005. The Government Member Award was renamed in 2006 to honour her many contributions to the organization.
Nominations for the Jennie Howie Government Member Award can be submitted by CCMTA members in good standing, including members of the Board of Directors, Program Committees and Working Groups.
To be presented to a CCMTA government 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.
Candidate must be a CCMTA member-government representative for a minimum of three years.
Program Committee Chairs and Board Members are not eligible.
Nominators must be members in good standing with CCMTA.
Completed award nomination form.
Brief statement citing the accomplishments that make the nominee deserving of this 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.
One or more letters of endorsement should support the nomination.
Only complete nominations will be considered.
Recipient(s) may be recognized at the CCMTA Annual Meeting.
Recipient(s) will be notified in advance.
Travel and accommodation, if applicable, are the responsibility of the award recipient(s).
The 2023 nomination period has now closed.
Elizabeth Beecroft Yukon
Elizabeth was recognized at the CCMTA 2023 Annual Meeting for her contributions and impacts she has made to road safety in both her jurisdiction and across Canada. As an active member of the CCMTA Road Safety Research and Policies (RSRP) Program Committee for over 15 years, her dedication and commitment to the work of CCMTA has resulted in her volunteering to sit on various groups over the years, building strong relationships and fostering collaboration. We thank her for her continued leadership and passion about making a difference on road safety in Canada.
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2022 - Darcy Bly (AB), Richard Robinson (ON), Pierre Pratte (Transport Canada)
2021 - Franca Ambrosia (ON), Kelley Merilees (AB), Andrew Spoerri (Transport Canada)
2019 - Shaun Hammond (AB)
2018 - Tracy Bendera (YT)
2017 - Jamie Dow (QC), Roy Lilly (NL), Neil Swirsky (MB), Victoria Macdonald (MB)
2016 - Wendy Doyle (AB)
2015 - Neil Arason (BC)
2014 - Doug MacEwen (PE)
2013 - Mark Schauerte (TC)
2012 - Peter Hurst (ON)
2011 - Mitch Fuhr (AB), Kim Benjamin (Transport Canada), Paul Gutoskie (Transport Canada)
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), Paul Gutoskie (Transport Canada)
2004 - Roger Clarke (AB)
2003 - Perry Therien (BC)
2002 - Paul Boase (Transport Canada)
2001 - Kwei Quaye (SK)
2000 - Janice Schimdt (BC)
1999 - Derek Sweet (Transport Canada)
1998 - Ben Mikkelsen (BC), Reg Common (SK)
1997 - Jean Talbot (QC)
1996 - Kim Devought (ON)
1995 - John Hughes (ON)
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