Do you have a colleague that deserves recognition? Take the opportunity to nominate a fellow administrator (and/or yourself) for one of OCASA’s prestigious awards.

  • Emerging Leader
  • Distinguished Leader
  • Doug Light Career Achievement


Submission instructions/notes:

  • 2022 Award Nomination Deadline: November 4th, 2022
  • Nominator and nominees do not have to be an OCASA member for consideration
  • A person may nominate themselves
  • Each submission must have a first and second nominator
  • All categories must be completed for the final submission to be accepted, however; if a section is not applicable for a specific nominees, you may enter N/A
  • Questions? Call 1-866-742-5429 or email

About the Awards

OCASA Doug Light Career Achievement Award

The Doug Light Career Achievement Award pays tribute to an administrator within the Ontario college system who has significantly influenced college education throughout her/his career and while nominees must be administrators, their achievements may include efforts during their time as support staff or faculty. The recipient of this award has helped to shape colleges on a regional, provincial or national level.

OCASA Distinguished Administrator Award

The Distinguished Administrator Award recognizes administrators within an Ontario college who have demonstrated distinguished administrative performance within their college, region or sector and are contributing at a high level.

OCASA Emerging Leader Award

The Emerging Leader Award seeks to recognize administrators who are newer to management (approximately five years or less) and who are positively influencing the college through their leadership. Already they have the respect of their colleagues.

Student Bursary Awards

In support of your academic pursuits.