Nomination Guidelines and Process

Nominations are open to the public, with nominees vetted through a nominating committee and a selection committee before Laureates are selected and ultimately inducted into the B.C. Business Hall of Fame. The nominating committee also works to generate nominations for worthy individuals.

The nomination process is designed to engage diverse stakeholders from the B.C. business community. The methodology and process for BLBC Hall of Fame nominees has been established with support from PFM Executive Search, an executive recruitment firm in Vancouver.

Submit a Nomination for the 2025 Business Laureates

Nominations close September 9, 2024.

For questions about the BLBC Hall of Fame Nominations, please contact

Delreen Motiwalla Director, Corporate Development & Business Laureates Hall of Fame Program | JABC.

Nominee Criteria

Each year Laureates are selected using the following criteria:

  • Vision – Laureates have demonstrated an ability to see what is possible, align organizations to their vision, and achieve new levels of success.  They can see where the world is moving and realize the related opportunities.  

  • Leadership – Laureates are recognized and respected by their peers for their demonstrated ability to lead organizations and their communities to achieve positive outcomes and inspire, mentor and develop those around them. They have demonstrated a commitment to support and advance others regardless of gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

  • Integrity – Laureates are known for acting with strong ethical values in all aspects of their lives and business operations. They are trusted in the community at their word, and do the right thing. They have enhanced the reputation and respect of British Columbian and Canadian business.

  • Legacy – Laureates have positively impacted the lives of British Columbians through job-creation, mentorship, volunteerism and/or philanthropy. They are role models for future generations.

Nominee Eligibility

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Cannot be a member of a BLBC committee
  • Cannot be a member of the voting jury in the same year
  • Cannot be a current JA employee or employed by JA in the past 12 months

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The BLBC Hall of Fame seeks diverse candidates who represent British Columbia, contribute to the greater good in tangible ways, and whose stories and achievements inspire the next generation.

It is JABC’s mission to ensure the Hall of Fame is representative of all British Columbians, and we continue to actively take steps towards this goal. To learn more about equity, diversity and inclusion at JABC, please visit

Nominee Commitment

If selected as a finalist for BLBC Hall of Fame, each nominee must agree to the following terms:

  • Acknowledge JA British Columbia will utilize some of your personal information and your contributions in marketing BLBC

  • Agree to create a video in collaboration with JA British Columbia to be used for promotion of the nominee to the BLBC Hall of Fame and for educational purposes to inspire youth

  • Understand that PFM Executive Search will conduct a background check on all finalists

  • Meet with JA British Columbia representatives following the selection

If selected, BLBC Hall of Fame Laureates must also:

  • Be willing to work with JA British Columbia to explore an overall engagement and collaboration strategy to impact youth in B.C.

  • Feature award recognition of BLBC Hall of Fame Laureate in CV/Personal Brand Marketing

  • Participate in virtual and/or in-person recognition events presented by JA British Columbia