The nomination process

Awards are for projects or initiatives improving health care delivery in BC and for individual health employees who are shining stars and inspire those around them. For a full description of each category, visit the Categories section.

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Eligibility criteria

Nominees must work for or on behalf of an HEABC member organization either as a permanent or contract employee. This includes physicians and other medical and non-medical staff not directly employed by the HEABC member employer, but working within their facility/facilities and providing care or support to people in the region.


  • Nurses, care aides, physicians, allied health professionals, administrators
  • Human resources professionals, support staff, maintenance workers and many, many others
  • Permanent/contract employees not necessarily directly employed by the HEABC member employer but working on behalf of them

Not eligible

  • Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and members of the executive team of HEABC member organizations (i.e., the most senior leader in an organization)

For full nomination rules and regulations click here.

How to submit a nomination?

Nominations are submitted online through the BC Health Care Awards website. Please review the "How to submit a winning nomination" guide for tips.

Is there a guide to help with submitting a nomination?

Check out these gold apple recipients' nominations from 2018 for an idea of what makes a nomination a winner!

What are judges looking for?

The project categories must demonstrate the following: 

Excellence & innovation Leadership Best practices Measurable results
Significant improvement in practice, process or structure of the organization

Leadership and vision in championing teamwork and collaboration and inspires others to effect positive change

Contribution and capability, improving health care service delivery, patient care and adding value across the industry

How the project has successfully achieved its goals by providing significant and measurable results

For the Health Care Hero category, individuals must demonstrate the following with examples provided.

Go above and beyond Inspiration Professionalism Positive impact
Demonstrate a pattern of going the extra mile
Inspire change in others 
Be admired for their achievements and respected for their dynamic professionalism and know-how
Have shown to have had a positive impact on health care in BC

Outstanding Health Care Volunteer Award
Individuals must volunteer their time in support of BC’s public health care system and make a significant contribution to health care in their community