MISA Ontario Annual Awards History

Ontario Awards

MISA Ontario Annual Awards History

Every year, awards are presented at the MISA Ontario Annual Conference to individual information technology leaders and to municipal and associate member organizations. A panel made up of representatives from various municipalities selects award recipients from all of the nominations received. The 2018 Awards were presented at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet on June 4 in the City of Hamilton.  

See a complete description list of awards on our Awards page. MISA members can login to see 2018 and 2017 nomination presentations in the Ontario Award Nomination Archive.

 


Excellence in Municipal Systems

An award for both an Ontario municipality and one or more individuals within the municipality who have successfully undertaken a significant initiative or set a new standard that other municipalities may follow.

  • 2018
    • City of Cambridge, Cleanup Cambridge
    • Town of Innisfil, Custom GIS Applications
    • City of Mississauga, Virtual Campus
    • City of Toronto, Project Tracking Portal
    • City of Toronto, Parking Tags Administrative Penalty System
  • 2017
    • City of Brampton, Hybrid Identity Management Systems
    • Town of Innisfil, Municipal Operations & Reporting (MOAR) Integration Project
    • City of Toronto, Enterprise Geospatial Environment
    • City of Toronto, Implementation of the new Vehicle-for-Hire Legislation
    • City of Kitchener, Project Everest
    • Salar, Sweden, SSBTEK Digital Service for Financial Aid (The LOLA International Excellence in Municipal Systems)
    • Antwerp, Belgium, ACPaaS Antwerp City Platform as a Service (The LOLA International Excellence in Municipal Systems)
  • 2016
    • City of Kingston for their "Kingston Police Information Check (K-PIC)"
    • York Region for their "Self-Serve Data Depot (SSDD) Initiative"
    • Town of Newmarket for their "Digital Pen Initiative"
    • Municipality of Chatham-Kent for their "Call Center Automization & Virtualization Initiative"
    • City of Windsor for their "Energy Management System Initiative"
  • 2015
    • City of Ottawa for their “Free Public WiFi Initiative”
    • City of Burlington for their “eGovernment Program”
    • Town of Milton for their “Electronic Dog Licensing Initiative”
    • City of Kitchener for their “easyConsent Initiative”, and
    • Town of Newmarket for their “Bids & Tendering - Electronic Tendering Initiative”
  • 2014
    • City of Toronto (Toronto Court Services Court Case Look Up CCLU)
    • Dufferin County (Emergency Declaration – Social Media Test)
    • City of Windsor (Site Plan Control Process Optimization using AMANDA)
    • City of Windsor (Business Process Center of Excellence BP-CoE Transformation
  • 2013
    • City of London (Downtown WiFi & World Figure Skating Championships)
    • City of Toronto (City Services Benefits Card)
    • City of Waterloo (Ping Street Initiative)
  • 2012
    • City of Toronto (311 Mobile Applications & Wellbeing Toronto)
    • City of Brampton (Integrated Mobile 2.0 for Fire & Emergency Service)
    • City of Mississauga (Cultural Resource Mapping)
    • City of Kitchener (IT Governance Implementation)
  • 2011
    • Durham Regional Police (Electronic eTicketing)
    • Chatham‐Kent (Blackberry Enterprise Server)
    • City of Toronto (IT Governance & Project Portfolio Management and TMMIS)
    • Mississauga (MiWay Mobile Web Site)
  • 2010
    • City of Toronto (Children's Services Information System)
    • Halton Region ( SAP TCA Reporting Software Incubation)
    • Niagara Region (Protocol for Electronic Clinic Systems)
  • 2009
    • City of Ottawa (Development Application Search engine)
    • Municipality of Chatham‐Kent (Property Tax Information Service)
    • Regional Municipality of Niagara (Court Administration System)
  • 2008
    • City of Mississauga (City Knowledgebase Application for 311)
    • City of Windsor (Information Framework)
  • 2007
    • City of Toronto (Election Candidate Filing and Disclosure System)
    • Town of Newmarket (Access Newmarket)
  • 2006
    • City of Waterloo (Garry Bezruki)
    • Municipality of Chatham‐Kent (Helen McLaren, and Mark Steiman and Richard Carson from Concept Interactive)
    • Region of Durham (Don Beaton)
  • 2005 ‐ Hamilton & Toronto
  • 2004 ‐ Mississauga
  • 2003 ‐ Windsor

 

People's Choice Awards (Since 2016)

Voted by peers during the Annual Conference based on presentations made from the Excellence in Municipal Systems nomminees

  • 2018 - Town of Innisfil
  • 2017 - Town of Innisfil
  • 2016 - York Region & The Municipality of Chatham-Kent

 

John Cushing Award of Merit

An award for long and exemplary service to MISA Ontario and to recognize outstanding and dedicated service to the association over the years.

  • 2018 - Daniel Munns
  • 2016 - Kathryn Bulko
  • 2014 ‐ 2015 - Not Awarded
  • 2013 - Lou Milrad
  • 2009 ‐ 2012 - Not Awarded
  • 2008 ‐ Bruno Mangiardi
  • 2007 ‐ David Laneville
  • 2006 ‐ Jim de Hoop
  • 2003 ‐ Karl Drysdale
  • 2002 ‐ Debbie Barrett
  • 1998 ‐ Steve Thompson
  • 1997 ‐ Roy Wiseman
  • 1995 ‐ Keith Hall
  • 1992 ‐ Bob Gore
  • 1989 ‐ Regena Lerke
  • 1988 ‐ Dennis Steen
  • 1985 ‐ Bob McKean
  • 1983 ‐ Ben Cramer
  • 1979 ‐ Tom Becke

 

Life Membership

Awarded to retiring MISA member representatives who have been active in the association including participation on committees and the Board of Directors for a number of years. Life members continue to receive Municipal Interface and are entitled to attend the conference and workshops at no charge.

  • 2018 - Garry Bezruki and Harry Turnbull
  • 2017 - Not Awarded
  • 2016 - Alison Hermansen and Bruno Mangiardi
  • 2015 - David Laneville
  • 2014 - Not Awarded
  • 2013 - Mark Lehmann
  • 2012 - Not Awarded
  • 2011 ‐ Roy Wiseman & Walter Gasparini
  • 2010 ‐ Karl Drysdale
  • 2009 ‐ Debbie Barrett
  • 2005 ‐ Patrick McDade
  • 2002 ‐ Phil Adams
  • 2002 ‐ Doug McCutcheon
  • 1996 ‐ Jacques Lacelle, Paul Leclerc
  • 1996 ‐ Bob Issler
  • 1996 ‐ Chris Cooke
  • 1995 ‐ Bob Gore
  • 1995 ‐ Dennis Steen
  • 1995 ‐ Bob McKean

 

Regena Lerke Distinguished Service

An award for individual service to MISA that exemplifies Regena's spirit of working "beyond the call" with humour and humanity, making a difference to the organization and its members.

  • 2015 - Geoff Hogan
  • 2014 - David Laneville
  • 2013 - Garry Bezruki
  • 2011 - 2012 - Not Awarded
  • 2010 ‐ Harry Turnbull
  • 2009 ‐ Not Awarded
  • 2008 ‐ Kathryn Bulko
  • 2006 ‐ Mark Lehmann
  • 2003 ‐ Walter Gasparini
  • 2002 ‐ Roy Wiseman

 

Roy Wiseman Award

Presented annually to an employee of a MISA Ontario member municipality who is recognized as a role model and mentor.

  • 2017 - Geoff Hogan
  • 2015 - Harry Turnbull
  • 2013 - Roy Wiseman & Kathryn Bulko

 

Special Recognition

Awarded to individuals or groups who have made a specific and outstanding contribution to MISA or the municipal systems community.

  • 2016 - Nick Powers for his leadership and personal contribution to the MISA Ontario organization  
  • 2015 - Matt Caplin for his leadership and management of multiple initiatives within the City of Windsor, as well as his personal contribution to the MISA Ontario organization  
  • 2014 – Peter MacNeil for his ‘above and beyond’ efforts related to the City of Hamilton’s information security risk management & IT governance initiatives
  • 2013 - Scott Bradford for his long-term dedication and service with the MISA Ontario Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Teresa Soulliere for her tireless work and spirit of volunteerism in organizing the 2007 and 2013 MISA Ontario Annual Conference & Trade Show
  • 2012 ‐ Jury Konga for his continued dedication to the objectives of MISA Ontario and for his leadership with regional events
  • 2011 ‐ Cindy Ravenscroft for her continued dedication to MISA Ontario as a volunteer and ambassador
  • 2010 ‐ Ralph Blauel and Stephen Wong
  • 2009 ‐ Fred Snelling for two decades of dedicated volunteer service
  • 2008 ‐ Lawrence Moule and Jane Morgan for support for MISA including publication of Municipal Interface
  • 2007 ‐ Claire McKay from Peel Region, who co‐ordinated MISA's membership in the Information Security Forum (ISF)
  • 2007 ‐ Cindy Ravenscroft for contributing to drafting and evaluating the RFP that we issued for the supply, delivery, installation and service and support of administrative, Web‐site and event management services for the Association
  • 2006 ‐ Karl Drysdale for preserving the history of MISA back to 1971
  • 2005 ‐ City of Ottawa for hosting two security conferences
  • 2003 ‐ David Laneville
  • 2002 ‐ Fred Snelling
  • 2001 ‐ Scott Campbell for his assistance provided to MISA
  • 1997 ‐ John Motherwell for his work on the MISA website
  • 1996 ‐ Debra Keeling for her work on Programs and the Newsletter
  • 1995 ‐ Rob Carnegie, Moosa Ismail for work with MISA and the Tri‐Committee
  • 1994 ‐ Ralph De Palma for his work with the Health Systems Users Group
  • 1994 ‐ Pat McDade for his work on marketing the Joint venture in Western Canada
  • 1993 ‐ David Wiggs for his work on the Newsletter
  • 1990 ‐ Applications Directory Committee headed by Larry Frank

 

Partner of the Year (Since 1996)

Presented to the associate partner deemed to have made the most significant contribution to municipal information technology and MISA Ontario during the past year.

  • 2018 - SHI Canada
  • 2017 - eSolutions Group Limited
  • 2016 - CDW Canada
  • 2015 - Compugen
  • 2014 - Cisco
  • 2013 - Digital Boundary Group
  • 2010 ‐ Rob Corazzola, SAP Canada
  • 2006 ‐ OnX Enterprise Solutions
  • 2005 ‐ Microsoft Canada
  • 2004 ‐ ESRI Canada
  • 2002 ‐ Teranet
  • 1998 ‐ Toshiba Canada
  • 1997 ‐ Laurentian Technomedia Inc.
  • 1996 ‐ Auto Administrator

 

Best Exhibit at the Annual Conference (2002 - 2015)

  • 2015 - Bell
  • 2014 - Compugen
  • 2013 - Deep Realities
  • 2012 ‐ Acer Canada
  • 2011 ‐ Hewlett‐Packard (Canada)
  • 2010 ‐ Microsoft Canada
  • 2009 ‐ Microsoft Canada
  • 2008 ‐ D‐link
  • 2007 ‐ Nortel
  • 2006 ‐ Rogers
  • 2005 ‐ Computers for Schools
  • 2004 ‐ Bell Canada
  • 2003 ‐ Hummingbird
  • 2002 ‐ Relizo