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How to Nominate

How to Nominate

Here are the step-by-step instructions that you'll need to follow when submitting a nomination. If you have questions, check out our FAQs or contact us at awards@healthqualitybc.ca.

Step 1:

Register using the blue button on the right side of your screen.

Step 2:

Login with the same email and password you created when registering.

Step 3:

Click on "My Nominations" on the top menu. Select BC Quality Awards from the drop-down list and hit "Create".

Complete the contact details for you as the nominator, and the nominee. If you're submitting a nomination for one of the five Excellence in Quality categories, please use the "Nominee" tab to provide a primary contact for the team or initiative.

Once you've completed the contact information, proceed to the "Nomination Questions" tab. Select your chosen category from the drop-down list.

Fill in your nomination in the designated boxes. You are welcome to attach appendices such as charts, reports, etc. You must combine your appendices into one single document (Word or PDF) that is no more than three pages total. If you submit more than three pages of appendices, the judging panel will only read the first three pages.

Please do not share any personal and/or identifiable information about another individual unless you have their permission to do so. This includes information such as names and care experiences.

Step 4:

Save your nomination as a draft at any point and come back to your nomination at a later time before the nomination close date.

Step 5:

Submit as final when you are ready. You will be able to edit your submitted nomination up until the nomination close date.

Things to Note

  • Each question has a word count limit. We encourage you to aim to meet the limit to make sure your nomination contains the right amount of detail.
  • Each nomination is evaluated according to a 50-point scoring framework.
  • Evidence of improvements to the quality of care provided is critical to the evaluation process. As noted in the BC Health Quality Matrix, evidence includes knowledge gained through formal academia and clinical research, such as randomized control trials. It also includes knowledge gained through collective expertise and lived experience, such as Indigenous knowledge and practices passed through oral tradition, as well as groups’ shared stories and experiences.
  • Quality is defined through the lens of the BC Health Quality Matrix.
  • Be sure to explain the project simply so that it can be understood by someone who doesn't work in the health system. Please do not use acronyms.
  • References are included in the word count, but you are welcome to move them into other answer boxes where you have room or to your appendices.
  • When you have prepared your nomination, we recommend asking someone else to check it for spelling and grammatical errors. Up to 5 points (or 10% of your final score) will be awarded for the quality of your submission.
  • Note that your name and details will be seen by the judges who review your nomination.
  • Take a look at an example nomination and read our list of tips for making your nomination stand out.
  • You can update any information you have previously submitted in your nomination at any point up to our nomination deadline.
  • You're entitled to access and correct any of your personal information that is within our custody and control. You may make such requests by contacting us at awards@healthqualitybc.ca.
  • This information is collected by Health Quality BC under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to administer the BC Quality Awards. If you have any questions about the collection of this information, please email awards@healthqualitybc.ca.

Key Dates

Nomination Deadline
Open April 23, 2024
Close June 30, 2024


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Phone: 604.668.8210
Email:   awards@healthqualitybc.ca
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