Inaugural ceremony of the USJE Public Safety Awards on Parliament Hill — coming March 2023!

USJE is pleased to launch its first ever National Public Safety Awards to recognize and celebrate the outstanding work undertaken by our members across 18 departments and agencies. Protecting the safety of Canadians and ensuring their access to justice is at the heart of what USJE members do. The time has come to shine a light on this work through a series of national awards that will be given out on Parliament Hill next spring.

There is no better place to celebrate the extraordinary work of USJE members than the halls of power in Ottawa! 

Too often, the crucial work of USJE members happens behind the scenes, out of sight of many Canadians who depend on the commitment and dedication of federal public safety and justice employees to keep them safe. 

We believe it is time to illuminate our stories, as the contributions to public safety not only deserve to be recognized but should also be celebrated!

USJE is inviting you to help make the launch of these National Public Safety Awards a resounding success.  We encourage you to think about nominating a colleague whose years of service and commitment to going above and beyond amid challenging work conditions stands out to you and others.   We plan to celebrate a minimum of six individuals across the country this year. 

Requirements: The members who will be considered for the award need to be willing to travel to Ottawa to participate in the National Award Ceremony held on Parliament Hill in the last two weeks of March 2023 (final date to be established). The member must hold a currently valid membership in the union. No posthumous nominations will be accepted.

Nominations must be received no later than 17:00 Eastern time on Friday, December 2, 2022.

Nomination Form available here