Nomination Guidelines and Process

Nominations are open to the public, with nominees vetted through a nominating committee and a selection committee before Laureates are selected and ultimately inducted into the B.C. Business Hall of Fame. The nominating committee also works to generate nominations for worthy individuals.

The nomination process is designed to engage diverse stakeholders from the B.C. business community. The methodology and process for BLBC Hall of Fame nominees has been established with support from PFM Executive Search, an executive recruitment firm in Vancouver.

2022 BLBC Hall of Fame Nominations are now closed.

2023 BLBC Hall of Fame Nominations will open on June 8, 2023.

Nominee Criteria

Each year Laureates are selected using the following criteria:

  • Vision – Laureates will have demonstrated outstanding vision in one or more of their organizations and achieved a high level of respect within the business and public communities.
  • Leadership – Laureates will have demonstrated leadership throughout their lives and have a record of leading others to success.
  • Integrity – Laureates have a reputation for improving respect for Canadian business and have utilized his/her influence to further the quality of life of British Columbia through philanthropy and/or community service.
  • Legacy – The Laureate is widely respected by his/her peers and is considered a role model for future generations of entrepreneur’s and business leaders.

Nominee Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Cannot be a member of a BLBC committee
  • Cannot be a member of the voting jury in the same year
  • Cannot be a current JA employee or employed by JA in the past 12 months

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The BLBC Hall of Fame seeks diverse candidates who represent British Columbia, contribute to the greater good in tangible ways, and whose stories and achievements inspire the next generation.

It is JABC’s mission to ensure the Hall of Fame is representative of all British Columbians, and we continue to actively take steps towards this goal. To learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion at JABC, please visit

Nominee Commitment

If selected as a finalist for BLBC Hall of Fame, each nominee must agree to the following terms:

  • Acknowledge JA British Columbia will utilize some of your personal information and your contributions in marketing BLBC

  • Agree to create a video in collaboration with JA British Columbia to be used for promotion of the nominee to the BLBC Hall of Fame and for educational purposes to inspire youth

  • Understand that PFM Executive Search will conduct a background check on all finalists

  • Meet with JA British Columbia representatives following the selection

If selected, BLBC Hall of Fame Laureates must also:

  • Be willing to work with JA British Columbia to explore an overall engagement and collaboration strategy to impact youth in B.C.

  • Feature award recognition of BLBC Hall of Fame Laureate in CV/Personal Brand Marketing

  • Participate in virtual and/or in-person recognition events presented by JA British Columbia