Program criteria

To qualify for program recognition, achievements should demonstrate excellence through:


  • shows bold initiative
  • inspires others
  • embodies a conservation ethic
  • makes conservation a high priority


  • demonstrates an investment of time and resources
  • shows perseverance and dedication
  • fits within a breadth and range of heritage interests and activities


  • finds the best conservation solution using ingenuity, including:
    • innovative approaches
    • vision
    • communications
    • political acuity
    • new technology


  • makes a difference on the community, region or province
  • benefits the broader public good
  • has a demonstrated value

Quality of conservation:

  • demonstrates a high calibre, standard and value of conservation practice

For more details about the specific requirements for each program, please read the program-specific information. If you have questions, please send us an email.