The CPWA National Public Works Week Awards were established to promote excellence in National Public Works Week (NPWW) public outreach by recognizing municipalities for their NPWW programs and events.

Click here to download the nomination form: CPWA_23NPWW_Nomination_fillable

Awards will be given in three categories:
1. First Time Entry: Any community submitting for the first time.
2. Community under 25,000: Any community with a population under 25,000.
3. Community OVER 25,000 : Any community with a population OVER 25,000

Winners from the provincial awards

Criteria to be used in the selection process include:
• Creativity (40%) – the level of creativity and innovation in the development and promotion of NPWW activities (including virtual).
• Public Outreach/Events (20%) – the range or scale of people engaged (including virtually).
• Education (20%) – the inclusion of an education component(s).
• Political Involvement (10%) – the level of political presence in the NPWW activities (including virtually).
• Staff Involvement (10%) – the level of participation by Public Works staff and union personnel.

The CPWA National Public Works Week Awards Evaluation Committee reviews the nominations and selects the award winners.

Nomination Process
Nominations will be made by the chapter.


Email Submissions to

Friday, July 16, 2024 (electronic submittals only)

A designated representative of the public agency or municipality is presented a plaque at the municipal event of their choice (usually a town council meeting) and winners are announced at the CPWA Luncheon at PWX and in APWA publications.

Former Recipients
• First Time Entry: Town of East Gwillimbury, ON
• Community under 25,000: City of Cold Lake, AB
• Community of 25,000 to 99,999: Town of East Gwillimbury, ON
• Community of 100,000 or more: City of Guelph, ON
• Most Creative Entry: Ville de Pointe-Claire, QC