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Recognition of Activism Leadership for Youth (RALY) Award Nomination Form

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24 - 1 Policy on Recognition of Activism Leadership Award

Provincial Executive - April 14 and 15, 2011
24-1 Policy on Recognition of Activism Leadership Award

The young activist award provides an opportunity for members to recognize the work and contributions made by young activists within AUPE.

This award was created to highlight the next generation of leaders and the essential role young activists play within the labour movement. As a union, we need to advance the full and effective participation of young activists within our organization. They are the future of this union, equipped with power, energy and resources.

The award is to honour a young member 30 years or under who has made significant contributions to the development and advancement of young activists participation within our union and communities, through demonstrated leadership which has inspired others.

The Young Activist Committee created this award to spotlight our young activists and the leadership they present. The committee will present the first award on August 12, - International Youth Day - and each subsequent year. International Youth Day is a day designated by the United Nations to bring awareness to young activist issues worldwide. The day is to recognize the efforts of the world’s young activists in enhancing global society. It aims to promote ways to engage young activists in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.

Any AUPE member 30 years or under may be nominated for this award. Nominations will be accepted until July 1. Members must be 30 years or under at the time of nomination. Nominations should be approximately 250 words and outline the significant contribution the member has made to the young activists’ movement and AUPE.

Nominations may be submitted by any member or group of members. Nominations do not have to be passed by an AUPE Local Council, but the committee encourages the discussion at Local Council.
Members can look around their worksites to identify a young member whose union work has inspired others, and made a real difference for young activists and all members of AUPE.

On August 12 of each year, the Young Activist Award recipient will be presented an award and have their name mounted on a plaque at Headquarters.