• James Gordon Carnegie

    Memorial Award

  • James Gordon Carnegie

  • The “James Gordon Carnegie Memorial Award” is presented to a member of the Chamber Executives of Ontario, who has displayed exemplary efforts as a mentor and a leader. This award is selected by peers and presented usually during the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting & Convention each year. In 2022, two awards - for 2020 and 2021 - will be presented at the CEO Conference in November 2022. 
    Nominations are received each year from Chamber and Board of Trade executives to not only acknowledge the efforts of one of their peers but also to pay tribute to the memory of a very special friend, the late Jim Carnegie. Carnegie, who acted as a mentor to many CEO members, was an outstanding leader in the chamber federation and was a dynamic community leader in his own community.

    Past Recipients of the James Gordon Carnegie Memorial Award

    Do you know someone in the Network who meets the criteria of  James Gordon Carnegie?

    Nomination Criteria now available. Contact Us for Nomination Info. Nomination Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2022. 

  • Past Recipients

  • 2019 Trevor McPherson, OCC

  • 2018---Trevor-McPherson.JPG
    Gail Hundt
    Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce
    Charla Robinson
    Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce
    Keith Hoey
    Burlington Chamber of Commerce
    Todd Letts
    Brampton Board of Trade
    John Sawyer
    Oakville Chamber Chamber of Commerce
    Sheldon Leiba
    Mississauga Board of Trade
    Stuart Harrison
    Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

    Scott McCammon
    Ontario Chamber of Commerc
  • 2010
    Bob Malcolmson
    Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce

    Bob Hammersley      
    St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce

    Stuart Johnston 
    Ontario Chamber of Commerce

    Margot Weir 
    Whitby Chamber of Commerce

    Keitha Robson
    Timmins Chamber of Commerce

    Gail Logan
    Ottawa Chamber of Commerce

    Ruth Burkholder
    Markham Board of Trade

  • 2003
    John Dolbec
    Hamilton Chamber of Commerce 

    Ian Cunningham
    Ontario Chamber of Commerce

    Gerry Macartney
    London Chamber of Commerce

    Debbi Nicholson
    Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Greater

    Rebecca Johnson
    Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

    Roger Stanion
    Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    Doreen Smyth
    Scarborough Chamber of Commerce

  • Nominate a Peer for the James Gordon Carnegie Memorial Award


    Two Awards for the 2020 and 2021 year are to be presented at the 2022 CEO Conference.

    The 2022 Award is expected to be awarded at the 2023 OCC AGM.


    1) Write Your Nomination Pitch

    Please, no more than 500 words using 12-point font.

    You may include supplementary documents, such as photos of relevant articles

    or awards, within the entire document that is not to exceed 6 pages, single sided.

    Word documents are preferred and/or you can include a PDF copy.


    2) Send Nomination via email to: 


    Please use Subject Line: Carnegie Award Nomination.

    Norah will forward your Nomination in confidence to the judging panel.


    3) Send before Nomination Deadline: October 7, 5pm ET.

    If you do not get a received response by 5pm, Monday, November 10,

    please email again or call 705 706 2122 to ensure

    your package has been received. 


    Nominations are evaluated against the following criteria:

    Leadership: Actively takes on leadership roles that strengthen his/her own organization and contribute to a strong and

    respected chamber executive profession in the province.

    Vision: Demonstrates clear vision, innovation and creativity in accomplishing their objectives, encouraging and engaging

    their team(s) and peers to think “out of the box” to achieve success.

    Contribution: Clear contributions made to advance the interests of their chamber or board of trademembership,

    community, and profession with demonstrated results. Inspires others to work collaboratively.

    Mentorship: Regularly shares their knowledge, experience, and expertise with others. Regularly sought after by others

    for advice and support. Motives others to build confidence and achieve new heights. Plays a significant role in the

    professional development and success of other Chamber Network executives.

    Impact: Clear evidence of his/her positive impact on the success of their own organization and that of their peers

    because of their actions.

    Integrity: Leads by example in exhibiting a high-level of professionalism and integrity across everything they do. Treats

    others with utmost respect and seeks ways to be demonstrate inclusivity in their work.

    Previous recipients are eligible for consideration after a minimum of 8 years since last receiving the award.

    Nominations of no more than 500 words describing how the nominee meets the above criteria should be submitted

    to nfountain@chamberexecutives.on.ca by 5pm ET on October 7, 2022.


    Thank you for taking the time to recognize your peers