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The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management has established the CIPMM Awards in order to honour those amongst us that are making a significant contribution to the Procurement and/or Materiel Management Communities in Canada.

We have award categories for project management, community building and innovation for individuals or teams, as well as special memorial awards in recognition of nominees who exemplify the best in their fields. Nominees can be from either the Procurement or Materiel Management Community.

In encouraging our up and coming generation of Procurement and Materiel Management professionals, CIPMM is also pleased to offer a one-time student bursary to a student who submits an essay (minimum 1000 words) about a topic related to the future of procurement or materiel management in Canada.

Congratulations to the
2021 CIPMM Awards Winners

Project Management Award

Recipient: Fleet and Asset Management (Sustainable Fleet Procurement)
Team Members:

  • Mariam Stitou
  • Rohit Malik
  • Onika Alam
  • Daniel Cadieux
  • Samira Boumechera

Department: Global Affairs Canada

CIPMM Bursary

Recipient: Okafo EKE Ifeoma Department: University of Ottawa

Unsung Heroes Award – Grace Under Pressure (Team award)

Recipient: Team WAGE
Team Members:

  • Christine Longman
  • Kevin Rodrigues
  • Joshua Dedam
  • Sonia Danis
  • Mark Carson
  • Sonya Moreno
  • Bianca Hudon
  • Jocelyne Lahaie

Department: Women and Gender Equality


Recipient: COVID-19 Emergency Response Procurement Team
Team Members:

  • Daniel Pilon
  • Cindy Bristow
  • Michael Brunetti
  • Justin Hirsch
  • Natalie Rassi

Department: Global Affairs Canada


Recipient: CRA Contracting Division
Team Members:

  • Timothy Berg
  • Christina Eryuzlu
  • Katherine Hutton
  • Chrystal Imbeau
  • Harold Lessard
  • Tatjana Marinkovic
  • Samuel Snow
  • Paul Wren
  • Lisa MacDonald
  • Lan Mao
  • Laurence Nyirabigirimana
  • Julie Trudel
  • Val Wawrzynczak
  • Alastair Webb
  • Shawn Woods
  • Tamara Chamberlain
  • Huy Quan Do
  • Steve Gilroy
  • Marie-Claude Lepage
  • Furqana Mehkari
  • Amanda Hendrick
  • Jean-Claude Azar
  • Arkadiusz Tchorzewski
  • Michael Yaehne
  • Kevin Hailemariam
  • Karan Beaulieu
  • Henrique Carrera
  • Mark Gordon
  • Janice LaRose
  • Stephanie Riley
  • Charles Safarian
  • Henrik Schwerdtfeger
  • Tara Sprigings-Ramsey

Department: Canada Revenue Agency


Recipient: Base Logistics Procurement and Contracting Division
Team Members:

  • Brendan Carver
  • Lynda Lee
  • Darcie Rolph
  • Danielle Wickens
  • Janee Kurk
  • Dale Lind
  • Marcel Vignola
  • Michelle Hess
  • Justin Malchow
  • Kevin Lee
  • Shirley Choi
  • Janice Jorgensen
  • Dalis Hy
  • Jillian Baxter
  • Chad Sharratt
  • Celeine D’Amour
  • Geno Padovese
  • Dwayne Stewart
  • Corinne Readman
  • Veronica Hackett
  • Gina Mar

Department: Department of National Defense


Recipient: CMS Team
Team Members:

  • Gina Brewer
  • Trevor Murphy
  • Estelle Carrière
  • Chafik Abounnaaim
  • Carolina Woo
  • Joanne Steffin
  • Michelle Boyce

Department: Correctional Service of Canada


Recipient: Business Analytics Services Directorate
Team Members:

  • Claude Perras
  • Alamin Mussa
  • Zhe Lu

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: COVID-19 Procurement Team – Defence and Marine Procurement Branch
Team Members:

  • Kassandra Thomas
  • Ron Dearing
  • Tristan Meilleur
  • Jean-Francois Goyette
  • Rita Brown
  • Jo-Anne Carriere
  • Adam Michalski
  • Karine Gervais
  • Kirby Dawson
  • Jason Kwan

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: COVID-19 Procurement Team – Pandemic Response Sector
Team Members:

  • Amanda Assi
  • Alain Dorion
  • Michael McLaughlin
  • Claudine Paquin
  • Michel El Hajj
  • Jordan McAran-Bourque
  • Julie Buller
  • Zeljka Omerzo
  • Cathleen Almonte
  • Shannon McDonald
  • Giselle Valdez Soc
  • Christopher Longair
  • Nicolas Laflamme

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: COVID-19 Procurement Team – Procurement Branch
Team Members:

  • Joe Michniewicz
  • Jeff Schmidt
  • Paul Roy
  • Anne Caron
  • Zhe Lu
  • Sebastian Podlesny
  • Jeff Moore
  • Nathalie Dagenais
  • Lesley Martin
  • Michelle Mascoll
  • Mejuine Chow
  • Natalie Gamauf
  • Cassandra Shannahan
  • Annie Moulin
  • Janice Baird
  • Andrew Denbeigh
  • Sandra Leslie

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: COVID-19 Procurement Team – Regional Offices
Team Members:

  • Mony Lee
  • Sandra Leslie
  • Lesley A. Martin
  • Andrew Denbeigh
  • Ambreen Dhillon
  • Isabelle MacDonald
  • Maria Lopez
  • Stanley Chui
  • Julie Adler Brooks
  • Wayne Mack
  • Drew Fisher
  • Ngan Loi
  • Scarlett Chan
  • Hilda Lee

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: COVID-19 Procurement Team – Services and Innovation Acquisitions Sector
Team Members:

  • Martin Montreuil
  • Anne Laurin
  • Chantal Clouthier
  • Patricia Carpentier
  • Jeffrey Smallwood
  • Chad Bellerdine
  • Sharon Joy
  • Kim-André Duplin-Vu
  • James MacIsaac
  • Isabelle Beach
  • Richard Goodfellow
  • Ian Potvin
  • John MacKay
  • Renee Stephen
  • Jordan
  • McAran-Bourque
  • Stephane Chevrier
  • John Hickey
  • Lindsay Pare
  • Dominic Carriere
  • Sophie Cayer
  • Michael Peterson
  • Chris Ivany
  • Christian Schou
  • Nicole Génier

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: Procurement Operations Support Division
Team Members:

  • Martin Lalonde
  • Christine Bélair
  • Sylvie Tétreault
  • Alexandre Ruaud
  • Annick Clément
  • Steven Carrière-Malo
  • Ranad El-Gharib
  • Jennifer St-Clair
  • Josée Meunier
  • Arianne Charland
  • Kevin Kenaan
  • Ashley Megan Anderson Deboisbriand
  • Emeric Leon
  • Jean Thauvette
  • Clara Walker
  • Linda Lise Leblanc

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: PSPC Joint Covid-19 Vaccines Negotiation Team – Legal Services
Team Members:

  • Corinne Cameron
  • Richard Casanova
  • David Covert
  • Lisa Crevier
  • Gianrico De
  • Pasquale
  • Karen Farnsworth
  • Isabelle Fortin
  • Michael Horn
  • Brian Kahane
  • Isabelle Lauzon
  • Gabrielle Madeiros Leblanc
  • Grégoire Major
  • Sheila Mann
  • François Nadeau
  • Manou Ranaivoson
  • Marie-Renée Sirois
  • Justin Roy

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: PSPC Joint Covid-19 Vaccines Negotiation Team – Procurement Branch
Team Members:

  • Christa Baird
  • Antony Bastien
  • Marie-Eve Benoit
  • Nathalie Bergeron
  • Levent Ozmutlu
  • Jasmin Michaud
  • Joëlle Paquette
  • Kurt Young
  • Sharon Joy
  • Sherry Meunier
  • Eric Vettoretti
  • Suzanne Bissonnette
  • Lesley Martin
  • Andrew Denbeigh
  • Mario Dicaire
  • Jonathan Rybicki
  • Jay Lavigne
  • Frederic Hamann
  • Jake Bagshaw
  • Luthfi Dhofier

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: Commercial and Consumer Products Directorate
Team Members:

  • Eric German
  • Shane Epps
  • Shelby Raven
  • Catherine Doré
  • Anne Migneault
  • Evelyne Bisson
  • Chantal Clouthier
  • Mélanie Mitchell
  • Manon Friesen
  • Michael Fidaoui
  • Pierre Whissell
  • Véronique Fulham
  • Kristine Jackson
  • Frédéric Fortin
  • Kimberly Bowie

Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: CBSA Procurement – COVID-19 Response – Protection
Team Members:

  • Erin Lapensee
  • Anik Devlin
  • Nancy Cléroux
  • Glenn Tucker
  • Leah Viau

Department: Canadian Borders Services Canada


Recipient: CBSA Procurement – Covid-19 ArriveCAN app
Team Members:

  • Alexandre Martel
  • Michel Derouin
  • Meagan Leclair

Department: Canadian Borders Services Canada


Recipient: NRC/DND Biologic Manufacturing Centre Procurement Team
Team Members NRC:

  • Simon Riendeau
  • Frédéric Lalonde
  • Cindy Romain
  • Luc Béliveau
  • Élizabeth Pitre
  • Jean-Pierre Fontaine
  • Adeline Balez
  • Julie Morin
  • Yves Jobin

Team Members DND:

  • Paul Hewitt
  • Neka Okafo Eke
  • Aleksey Syedin
  • Meghan Ryan

Department: Natural Research Council Canada

Unsung Heroes Award – Grace Under Pressure (Individual award)

Recipient: Joelle Paquette
Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: Othman Msefer
Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: Deanne Ferguson
Department: Department of National Defense


Recipient: Sebastien Lippe
Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada


Recipient: Stephanie Stocker
Department: Public Services and Procurement Canada

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Award Categories

Unsung Heroes Awards – Grace Under Pressure (Individual or Team)

2021 has shaped up to be a year like few of us have ever seen or are likely to see again. With the unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic, Federal Government Procurement and Materiel Management organizations have been under enormous pressure to source, manage and distribute Personal Protective Equipment, contract for scientific equipment and services, and a myriad of other previously unknown and unanticipated demands.  For this year, CIPMM wanted to create an unsung heroes award, whereby nominations can be submitted for teams or individuals who have faced these, or other COVID-19 related challenges head on, and found innovative and effective Procurement and Materiel Management solutions.  Nominees may have worked on anything, from smaller, local team solutions up to whole government initiatives.  We want to celebrate those that exemplify the strengths and adaptability of our professional community.

Exceptional Contribution Award (Individual)

Established in 2010, this award was created to honour David Swift, 1966-2010, who was the founder of RFP Solutions, and a long-time CIPMM member, contributor and thought leader. David Swift was recognized for his high ethics, integrity, and intelligence, as well as practical and implementable ideas. This award recognizes an individual who, by virtue of their experience and expertise, makes a significant contribution to the operation of their division, group or department on a daily basis. This Award is presented annually to an individual whose commitment and service to the procurement, or materiel management community is deemed to represent the values that David Swift practiced.

Project Management Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes an individual or a team who has worked toward the successful completion of a procurement or materiel management related project. Projects should demonstrate significant achievement, quality, and leadership in some or all of the following: research, analysis, project management, partnership, communications, client relations, human resources or materiel savings.

Community Builder Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes the exceptional contribution of an individual or a team who has actively worked to build up the procurement and/or materiel management communities. Initiatives should focus on improving the community through capacity building, learning, professional development, partnerships, and engagement. Initiatives may involve employees within one organization or employees from two or more public sector organizations in either a single-function or cross-disciplinary mode.

Gary Jeddrie Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual)

This award was established in memory of Gary Jeddrie; a long-time champion of the importance of effective materiel management and the people who worked in the field. He never gave up no matter what obstacles were placed in front of him. The award will recognize an individual who has long worked very hard, often in the background, on projects that are important for the well-being of the community. These projects do not need to be costly but result in identifiable impacts to the people who work in materiel management or procurement. This individual will have demonstrated an exceptional and sustained contribution, or made a variety of important contributions over a prolonged period of time. Nominees should demonstrate an outstanding level of personal involvement, effort, leadership, and achievement, of significant duration.

Excellence for Innovation Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes an individual, or a team, who have developed and/or implemented an innovation in procurement or materiel management which has led to a significant outcome for their department, agency or organization. Nominations should highlight the development of an innovative idea, solution, practice and/or project that has led to demonstrable results in advancing their departmental procurement and/or material management operations, by promoting a measurable increase in effectiveness, efficiency and/or productivity. The innovation developed should be one that can be replicated or adapted in other parts of the department or in other organizations.

Bursary Award for Full- or Part-time Students ($1000)

This award is presented to a full or part-time student working or who has worked within the past year in the public sector (Federal, Provincial or Municipal) including casual, co-op or student appointments, or a full-time indeterminate employee of the Federal public sector enrolled as a part-time student, who has demonstrated a marked interest in furthering their career within public procurement and/or materiel management.

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Nomination Form

CIPMM accepts nominations for awards year round. All nominations received prior to February 28 annually will be evaluated and considered for the awards process at that year’s National Workshop. Nominations will not carry forward from year to year and any nominations received after February 28 annually will only be considered at the following year workshop.

The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management has established the CIPMM Awards in order to honour those amongst us that are making a significant contribution to the Procurement and/or Materiel Management Communities in Canada.

We have award categories for project management, community building and innovation for individuals or teams, as well as special memorial awards in recognition of nominees who exemplify the best in their fields. Nominees can be from either the Procurement or Materiel Management Community, and we encourage people to nominate candidates at any time.

In encouraging our up and coming generation of Procurement and Materiel Management professionals, CIPMM is also pleased to offer a one-time student bursary to a student who submits an essay (minimum 5 pages) about a topic related to the future of procurement or materiel management in Canada.

Award Categories

Exceptional Contribution Award (Individual)

Established in 2010, this award was created to honour David Swift, 1966-2010, who was the founder of RFP Solutions, and a long-time CIPMM member, contributor and thought leader. David Swift was recognized for his high ethics, integrity, and intelligence, as well as practical and implementable ideas. This award recognizes an individual who, by virtue of their experience and expertise, makes a significant contribution to the operation of their division, group or department on a daily basis. This Award is presented annually to an individual whose commitment and service to the procurement, or materiel management community is deemed to represent the values that David Swift practiced.

Project Management Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes an individual or a team who has worked toward the successful completion of a procurement or materiel management related project. Projects should demonstrate significant achievement, quality, and leadership in some or all of the following: research, analysis, project management, partnership, communications, client relations, human resources or materiel savings.

Community Builder Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes the exceptional contribution of an individual or a team who has actively worked to build up the procurement and/or materiel management communities. Initiatives should focus on improving the community through capacity building, learning, professional development, partnerships, and engagement. Initiatives may involve employees within one organization or employees from two or more public sector organizations in either a single-function or cross-disciplinary mode.

Gary Jeddrie Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award (Individual)

This award was established in memory of Gary Jeddrie; a long-time champion of the importance of effective materiel management. This award recognizes an individual for unique or special accomplishments with identifiable impacts that have made a significant impression in the procurement and/or materiel management fields. This individual has demonstrated an exceptional and sustained contribution, or made a variety of important contributions over a prolonged period of time. Nominees should demonstrate an outstanding level of personal involvement, effort, leadership, and achievement, of significant duration.

Excellence for Innovation Award (Individual or Team)

This award recognizes an individual, or a team, who have developed and/or implemented an innovation in procurement or materiel management which has led to a significant outcome for their department, agency or organization. Nominations should highlight the development of an innovative idea, solution, practice and/or project that has led to demonstrable results in advancing their departmental procurement and/or material management operations, by promoting a measurable increase in effectiveness, efficiency and/or productivity. The innovation developed should be one that can be replicated or adapted in other parts of the department or in other organizations.

Bursary Award for Full- or Part-time Students ($1000)

This award is presented to a full-time student working in the public sector, or a full-time indeterminate employee enrolled as a part-time student, who has demonstrated a marked interest in furthering their career within public procurement and/or materiel management.

Congratulations to the
2019 CIPMM Award Winners

Community Builder Award

Recipient: Sonya Rawlings (Shared Services Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Laura Clowater-Peters (CIPMM Awards Chair), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Excellence for Innovation Team Award

Recipient: Food Procurement Evaluation Application Team (Public Services and Procurement Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Laura Clowaters-Peters (CIPMM Awards Chair), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Project Management Team Award

Recipient: Fleet Management Renewal Team (Canada Border Services Agency)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Excellence for Innovation Team Award

Recipient: Enhanced PSPC Reporting on Contract Team (Public Services and Procurement Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

Community Builder Team Award

Recipient: TBS Assets and Acquired Services Communities Management Office Team (Treasury Board Secretariat)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)

David Swift Exceptional Contribution Award


Recipient: Jonathan Noynay (Shared Services Canada)

Presenters: Vincent Robitaille (CIPMM Past President), Jonathan Moor (Canada Border Services Agency)