The Hotel Association of Canada’s Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Program was developed in 2004 with the purpose of recognizing those of its members (individuals, companies, properties) that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to Canada’s lodging industry.

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Awards are presented annually in the following categories:

The Humanitarian Award

The purpose of this award is to recognize those working in or who are affiliated with Canada’s lodging industry who demonstrate dedication and responsiveness to the needs of the local, national and/or global community.



The Human Resources Award

Given for programs/individuals that develop a climate conducive to new and/or repeat business, create goodwill among guests, provide special services, reverse negative public relations situations or effectively solve guest complaints.



The Green Key Energy & Environment Award

Recognizes lodging properties that have developed a culture towards integrating environmental management practices that improve everyday operations and the bottom line, while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations. 


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The Green Key Meetings Award

Recognizes properties (hotels, motels, resorts, convention centers, golf courses etc.) that have incorporated environmental initiatives to its meeting and event spaces which minimize their negative impact on the environment; from energy and water consumption, travel & transportation, food & beverage, handouts, garbage and more.






Nomination deadline for the 2015 Awards is November 6, 2015.


Nominations and Submissions

HAC encourages the electronic submission of all nominations and support materials.
Electronic submissions should be marked with the subject line: HAC Awards Submission plus the name of the award category you are submitting to. Email to:
Mailed/Couriered submissions (no staples please) should be marked “Confidential”, should include the name of the award category, and be addressed to:

Awards Committee
Attn: Linda Hartwell
Hotel Association of Canada
130 Albert St., Suite 1206
Ottawa, ON K1P-5G4


Linda Hartwell | Director, Marketing Communications & Business Development
Hotel Association of Canada
Phone: 613-237-7149 ext. 103


Sponsor HAC's Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence!

This is an excellent opportunity to profile your organization, enjoy the unique, exclusive participation it brings to the stage at the Hotel Association Conference and support your industry at the same time! 

For details, deliverables and costs on the sponsorship of these awards, contact:

Vicki Welstead | Director, Sponsorship Development 
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Direct: (705) 924-9374 | Office (416) 924-2002 x 233 | Fax (647) 317-3130