New for 2023! Two awards recognizing those ACE-WIL industry partners that have demonstrated a strong commitment to either co-operative education or other forms of work integrated learning, through the support and hiring of Co-op/WIL students and/or have shown a high level of overall support of our association through specific partnerships.


Using the form below, any ACE-WIL member in good standing may nominate an industry partner for this recognition. The nominated industry partners are reviewed and considered by the ACE-WIL Awards Committee based on their contributions within the past calendar year (2023), including:

  • Significant involvement with or outstanding contributions to projects or initiatives that benefit Co-op/WIL provincially (i.e., research, sponsorship, advisory committee participation, etc.)
  • Hired and engaged with Co-op/WIL students in 2023 and provided them with high-quality learning opportunities
  • Provided student (s)with a designated mentor, additional training opportunities, professional development and critical work-place challenges
  • Created additional value by allowing student to expand their original job description to match their career goals or professional interests
  • Allowed students to attend decision-making meetings or become involved in challenging projects or assignments beyond the scope of the original job posting
  • Provided an above-average opportunity for the student to gain skills, experiences and leadership that would surpass a typical Co-op/WIL opportunity
  • Attended or supported on-campus events, including career fairs, information sessions, interview clinics, networking events, poster or debriefing sessions, etc.

One (1) complete PDF electronic nomination package must be received by 9:00am., Friday, February 23, 2024  via confidential email:

Please ensure you open and complete the nomination form in Adobe Acrobat

The Industry Partner of the Year will be recognized at the ACE-WIL Annual General Meeting.


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