Call for Nominations

Unison Awards for Service, Innovation and Legacy

Unison Choruses Canada (“Unison”) is pleased to announce the inaugural Unison Awards, to be presented at the banquet during the 2023 Unison Festival in Halifax. These awards, in three categories, provide an opportunity for Unison member choruses to recognize individuals, choirs, and organizations that have enriched and improved their communities through choral music and friendship.

Award categories


This award is given to an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond in their service to Unison or to a member chorus. They have been instrumental in moving the group forward and have provided exemplary service as a long-term volunteer, a board member, or staff.


This award is given to an individual who, through creative force, has made an impact on Unison or on a member chorus by their creative, imaginative, and innovative artistic endeavors.


This award is given to a noted leader or builder of, or donor to, Unison or a member chorus. They are recognized by their peers and colleagues as an individual of strong character, and a generous personality who had shared their passion and vision with others, thus having an impact on the choral movement in their community or nationally, enabling growth and sustainability for the organization.

In the Legacy category, the inaugural awards will also pay tribute to the choruses across the nation who have hosted Unison Festivals since their inception in 1998 in Edmonton

Submit nominations

All member choruses in good standing are invited to submit nominations, with a limit of one nomination per category from each chorus. To make a nomination, member choruses are asked to submit a nomination form, along with a brief outline of the nominee’s achievements and a testimonial from the nominating chorus. Nominees must agree to their nomination before it can be submitted for consideration.

Download nomination form

Deadline for nomination submissions: March 31, 2023

Submit nomination form and supporting documents by email to

An awards committee, made up of Unison board members and Unison members, will be established to review the nomination submissions and vote for the award recipients.