Each year the WHSC, in conjunction with the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, presents a plaque to a health and safety activist who has been nominated by their Local Union and selected by the Labour Council. The criteria for this award is as follows:
- a bargaining unit member in a worker representative role in their workplace i.e. (H. & S. Rep., JHSC worker member, Steward, Unit Chair, Local Union Executive Board Member, President, etc.)
- has given an outstanding unpaid, volunteer effort in this representative role, and
- their effort has contributed to the elimination of hazards and the protection of workers' health and safety
Note: Nominations must be submitted to the Labour Council by November 1, 2013.