2003 Award Winners for Innovation & Excellence

The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP) today announced the winners of the fifth annual National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships at an awards dinner and presentation held at the Downtown Toronto Hilton Hotel.

Winner of the Gold Award for Infrastructure was the partnership of the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and The Miller Group on behalf of the, Maritime Road Development Corporation for the Fredericton-Moncton Highway project.

The Gold Award for Service Delivery was awarded to the partnership of the Ontario Ministry of Community, and Social Services and Accenture for the Business Transformation Project.

The Silver Award for Project Financing went to the partnership of the City of Vancouver and Maxim Power Corp. for the Maxim Power (B.C.) Inc. project.

The Silver Award for Infrastructure was given to the partnership of the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education, Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI) and Aliant Telecom for the Connecting Small Schools project.

An Award of Merit in Service Delivery and the Champion Award were also announced.

The Award of Merit for Infrastructure was presented to the partnership of Veterans Affairs Canada and Atlantic Blue Cross Care for the Federal Health Claims Processing System.

Mr. Chuck Wills was the posthumous recipient of the 2003 Champion Award presented to an individual within the public-private partnership movement who best exemplifies the aims and objectives of public-private partnerships. Mr. Wills was the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Windsor until his retirement in March, 2002 and a member of the The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships Board of Directors from 1997 to 1999 serving as the Annual Conference Chair for three years. At his death, he was the Chair of the Board for the University of Windsor.

Sponsors for the 2003 Awards Program were: The Government of Ontario, Deloitte & Touche LLP, TERANET Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Power Budd LLP.