Awards

The Town of Ladysmith is a community that leads through continuous improvement and innovation.  The municipality has received numerous provincial and national awards in recent years, particularly with respect to its advancements in environmental sustainability.

  • Named on of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2017 - www.canadastop100.com.
  • Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2016 - www.canadastop100.com.
  • Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2015 - www.canadastop100.com.
  • Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2014 - www.canadastop100.com.
  • Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2013 - www.canadastop100.com.  
  • Named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012 - www.canadastop100.com.
  • Most Small Business Friendly Community Award Vancouver Island / Coast Region, 2011
  • Union of BC Municipalities Community Excellence Awards - -Partnerships (Honourable Mention), 2011
  • Canadian Institute of Planners Award in Excellence (Rural / Small Town Planning)   for the Ladysmith Sustainable Community Visioning Project, 2009
  • Green City Awards Finalist, 2007
  • Guinness Book of World Records for the largest street hockey tournament, 2007
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Award, Solid Waste Category for the Organic Curb-Side Collection Program, 2007
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority "Get Active" Step Challenge Award, 2007
  • Union of BC Municipalities Community Excellence Award in Best Practices Category for the organic waste collection program, 2006
  • Recycling Council of British Columbia Public Sector Recognition Award for outstanding commitment and action towards demonstrating excellence and leadership in environmental stewardship, 2006
  • Communities in Bloom First Place Award in the 5,001 - 10,000 population category, 2003
  • Communities in Bloom Special Mention in the 5,001 - 20,000 population Floral Displays Category, 2002

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