ISSA Canada - Environmental Stewardship Award

ISSA Canada Presents
Annual Environmental Award

Award Purpose

Is to honor and recognize the organizations committed to environmental management and dedication to the value of clean.

Who Can Be Nominated

Six (6) awards will be presented, one (1) in each Chapter in Canada where a nomination has been submitted correctly by a ISSA Canada member company. One (1) National Award will be also be presented by the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association. Awards will be chosen by December of each year and will be presented to the winner at an arranged Chapter function.

Buildings service contractors, In-house service providers, Schools, Hospitals, Long term care facilities, Property managers, Building Owners, Food Service, Manufacturers, Distributors, Hospitality, Cities and Municipalities.

Winners of the awards will receive a certificated and National recognition by way of the new ISSA Canada commemorative directory which is located on the website. Featured articles in industry trade journals ( where possible) will highlight the recipients.

  1. Organizations who best educated, teach, train and implement " environmental awareness" to their staff.
  2. Dedication to the overall cleanliness and health of a facility.
  3. Use of approved environmental products and chemicals (Eco Logo or Green Seal certified).
  4. Organization who perform cleaning procedures with a higher degree of safety.
  5. Organizations who have best reduced their carbon footprint.
  6. Organizations who educate their staff on the newest technologies, products, equipment and services in the cleaning industry today.
Repeat Nominations

Nominations not chosen may be submitted the following year.

Nomination Application Requirements

(a) Nomination Form: ISSA Canada will provide nomination forms by way of the website Forms must be submitted to the ISSA Canada Office by way of email no later than November 1 of each year. Only a ISSA Canada member can present a nomination.

(b) Nominees Resume: Nominator to write a small biography on the nominees.

(c) Award Criteria Nominator: Nominator to provide no more that a two (2) page testimonial giving examples of how the organization meets at least 4 of the 6 criteria.

(d) Award Selection: ISSA Canada Housekeeper Awards winners will be selected by the ISSA Canada head office.



ISSA Canada Environmental Award
Nomination Form

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Recognizing Previous Winners

ISSA Canada Recognizes 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners

Whitby, ON – February 19, 2021 - ISSA Canada, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the ISSA Canada Environmental Stewardship Awards. The 2020 recipients include Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, ON; Manulife Investment Management in Montréal, QC; and Roger’s Place in Edmonton, AB.

“ISSA Canada has long been recognizing the outstanding initiatives that Canadian facilities have implemented to help the environment and reduce their carbon footprint,” said ISSA Canada Executive Director, Mike Nosko. “This year’s recipients are once again a great reflection of how Canadian facilities continue to embrace the environment and help save our planet.”


ISSA Canada Presents 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award to BGIS

Whitby, ON – February 12, 2019 - ISSA Canada, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to present Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) with the 2018 ISSA Canada Environmental Stewardship Award. The award was presented at the BGIS Leadership Kick-Off Meeting in Markham, ON, on February 6, 2019.

The ISSA Canada Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes and honours organizations committed to environmental management and dedication to the value of clean.

“BGIS is truly a pioneer in the environmental movement,” said ISSA Canada Executive Director, Mike Nosko, during the award presentation. “The company’s continued focus has been to drive efficiency improvement for its customers through the provision of sustainable and innovative real estate solutions.”

BGIS is one of the largest facility management companies in Canada, managing over 220 million sq. feet in Canada alone. Currently operating in three global regions – Canada, the United States and Asia Pacific – BGIS has operations in 15 countries with over 40 offices globally.

“Accepting this recognition on behalf of BGIS is a major accomplishment for our group in 2018,” said John Castelhano, AVP, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement NA, with BGIS. “We will continue to align with the ISSA and collaborate to drive improved sustainability results and value to our clients in the cleaning industry going forward.”

BGIS is committed to driving the shift within the property management industry from one that goes beyond talking about sustainable solutions to one that actually implements them. In 2017, BGIS participated on a panel by Clean Energy Canada and provided input into the “Power of Procurement: Cutting the Federal Government’s Carbon Emissions” report. Additionally, the company recently adopted ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) – Green Building (GB) as part of its cleaning subcontractor pre-qualification requirements for RFP’s.


Sustainability is at the heart of BGIS’ business. Buildings are a leading cause of green house gas (GHG) emissions globally, and BGIS is in a unique position to demonstrate leadership and educate the industry on the meaningful impact of environmental stewardship. The company continues to use its span of influence and expertise to reduce energy use in buildings, as well as promote conservation and sustainable business practices in its own offices, within its clients’ portfolios, and with its suppliers and team members. The sustainable business practices BGIS puts into place help set an example in the real estate industry, and are part of the global shift that will open the floodgates to large-scale opportunities that can combat climate change around the world.

“When it comes to greener, cleaner and more sustainable facilities, BGIS understands the meaning of ‘building wellness’ and the importance it plays in today’s changing world,” Nosko said.

PHOTO CAPTION: ISSA Canada Executive Director Mike Nosko (left) presents the 2018 Environmental Stewardship Award to John Castelhano, AVP Strategic Sourcing, North America at BGIS, and Gord Hicks, CEO of BGIS.


Friday Harbour – 2017

Recognizing and honouring organizations who are committed to environmental management as well as a dedication to the value of clean, the winner of the 2017 ISSA Canada Environmental Stewardship Award was Friday Harbour All Seasons Resort in Innisfil, ON.

The award was presented at a special ceremony held in January at Friday in January. Melaine Myrie and John Southwood accepted the award on behalf of Friday Harbour.

In Photo (from left) are Mike Nosko, Christine Ladouceur, Liudmyla Romanenko, Melaine Myrie and John Southwood.


The Granite Club – 2016

At the recent Ontario Chapter holiday luncheon held at Lionhead Golf and Country Club, CSSA in-coming President Al McCabe presented the first-ever Environmental Stewardship Award to The Granite Club.

The newly-created award recognizes and honours an organization committed to environmental management and demonstrating a dedication to the value of clean.

Accepting the award was Yamire McDowell, Housekeeping Manager at The Granite Club.

In photo (from left) are John Southwood, Adith Mak, Luis Gonzalez, Yamire McDowell, Al McCabe and Mike Nosko.