Skip Willis Memorial Award
Nominations for the 2021 Skip Willis Award have now closed and will re-open in February 2022.
The award was presented at the 2021 Business + Policy Forum on May 13, 2021 to Nicholas Reid (posthumous).
Several years ago, ONEIA introduced an annual award in honour of Errick "Skip" Willis, one of the Canada's prominent leaders in environmental business, one of the pillars of ONEIA and a strong advocate for the engagement of the environment business sector and the government. In honour of his vision, integrity and leadership, the award is given annually by ONEIA to a deserving individual who, following Skip’s outstanding example, helps creating a better Ontario through a green economy.
Skip Willis was a true pioneer in Ontario’s environment and cleantech industry. As one of the country’s leading experts on climate change, an advisor to governments and major corporations on emissions, a successful consultant and businessperson, a university lecturer or media commentator, Skip was the embodiment of a skilled, focused and well-rounded environmental businessperson. This commitment extended to the public policy field, where he saw the definite need to encourage dialogue between industry, government and the public.
The purpose of the award is to recognize the leadership of an individual who demonstrates the outstanding qualities and accomplishments of Skip Willis – integrity, generosity, tenacity and a track record for raising awareness of and creating action to enable the environmental industry sector in Ontario.
Nominees must have demonstrated exceptional or extraordinary leadership and inspirational qualities in championing an impactful endeavour within the environment industry. The leadership and inspiration must be demonstrated to have both positive and environmental impacts in Ontario.
If you have questions or would like more information regarding the Skip Willis Award email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-531-7884 x212
PREVIOUS AWARD RECIPIENTS
2020: Nicholas Reid
2019: Grant Walsom, XCG Consulting
2018: Jane Pagel
2017: Ellen McGregor, Fielding Environmental
2016: Ellen Greenwood, Greenwood & Associates
2014: Robert J. Redhead
2013: Anton E. Davies