The 2017 Duncan Craig Laurel Awards Application is now OPEN

The Laurel Awards annually recognizes the achievements of non profit groups in Edmonton and area including Drayton Valley. Each year starting in February until the end of May, we receive applications from non profit groups for these awards. A selection committee then evaluates the programs and projects on the basis of their successful innovation and creativity, regardless of size and overall budget and select the winners. This year we celebrate the Laurel Awards at a luncheon on September 13, 2017 at The Westin Edmonton.

The five awards that will be presented at this year's luncheon are supported with the following cash prizes:

Staff Choice$1000
Audience Choice$500

Entry Requirements

Applications must be submitted by the non profit organization responsible for the program or project by May 31, 2017 at 11:00 pm MST.

The program or project must have been completed by a non profit society, a registered charity or through an appropriate government program. Non profit organizations may submit as many of their programs or projects as meet the Laurel Awards criteria. Winning programs or projects from previous years will not be considered.


The program or project must:

  • further the recognized mission of the organization;
  • have met predetermined goals and objectives;
  • demonstrate innovation through the creative utilization of resources (e.g. volunteers, partnerships, sponsorships, etc.);
  • exhibit original thought in the creation or implementation of the project; and
  • have taken place within Edmonton and area including Drayton Valley.

Application Form

Click here for the 2017 Application form.

Click here for the 2017 Application How-to Guide.

Recognizing the Innovation & Creativity of Non Profit Organizations

In keeping with this tradition, Duncan Craig LLP has established the Laurel Awards to honour non profit organizations who further their objectives through exceptional creativity and innovation.

1994 marked 100 years of continuous practice by Duncan Craig LLP in Edmonton. The Laurel Awards are a celebration of this centenary and of the firm's ongoing commitment to community service.

2016 Winners


Dreams Take Flight Edmonton
Dreams Take Flight Edmonton

  Our flight happens annually and our goal is to take at least 110 deserving children with us to Disneyland each year. Although Air Canada generously donates the aircraft for the day and the pilot and flight crew are volunteers, everything else must be fundraised or donated. Our annual budget is $180,000 and covers fuel for the plane, park admission, food costs for all meals and snacks for the day, a complete set of clothing for each child (including footwear, socks, hats, shorts, t-shirt, sweat shirt, sunglasses and hat) as well as spending money for each child to purchase special souvenirs. The costs to run our project each year continue to increase - fuel, park admission, the US dollar. All of these factors have an impact on our ability to take the number of children that we do. Due to this factor, we are never able to plan our trip more than one year in advance, and some years, we come very close to rethinking some of our purchases or strategically discussing how to stretch every dollar.


Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society
You Can Ride 2 Borrow a Bike Program


Gateway Association
Youth in Care Employment Project


Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART)
Shelter from the Storm Program and the Food Program


Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region
Integration of The Support Network and CMHA


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