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The Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Awards program and the Foundation.

  • Foundation Trustees and Selection Committee Members are all volunteers. They provide Canada-wide representation, continuity, governance, and, in the Selection Committee, a cross-section of technical expertise. These individuals are passionate about Canadian innovation and are willing to make an ongoing commitment to the Foundation. Please check the list of Chapter chairs or contact the Executive Director if you wish to be involved.
  • Expert Evaluators. Nominations that are complete in meeting the criteria are reviewed by relevant experts. These evaluations are important in enabling the Selection Committee to compare widely divergent categories of innovation. Each year's nominations determine the type of expertise needed therefore the Selection Committee seeks experts in new fields every year. We appreciate the many expert volunteers who assist us annually.