This is the most prestigious award given by the Canadian Tax Foundation.
The purpose of this award is to celebrate and honour those individuals who, over their career, have made substantial and outstanding contributions to the CTF and its purposes through their volunteer efforts and body of work over a number of years, and to inspire and encourage others to contribute to the CTF.
These contributions could include:
- participating on CTF conference committees;
- writing books or contributing articles in the Canadian Tax Journal, newsletters, and other CTF publications;
- serving as the editor of a CTF publication or on a CTF editorial board as a member;
- participating as a speaker, author, or moderator at CTF annual, regional, and special conferences;
- contributing to other volunteer efforts that, in the view of the Selection Committee, are important;
- participating on the Board of Governors and CTF Committees; and
- contributing to other organizations and activities that further the purposes of the CTF.
The committee will also take into account the nominee’s professional reputation and integrity and his or her contributions to the broader tax community.
In any individual case, the weight to be given to any one type of contribution will be determined by the Selection Committee.
The award may be given posthumously.
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Established in 1945, the Canadian Tax Foundation is an independent tax research and education organization. The Foundation provides a forum for discussion and analysis of issues in taxation and government finance through its conferences, publications, and research projects.
Established in 1987, the Québec Office serves the Québec tax community in both English and French, and provides francophone practitioners across the country with access to the Foundation’s services in French.