Sustainable Development Award
In Spring 2013, staff of the Canada Science and Technology Museum were recognized for their efforts to reduce the Museum’s carbon footprint, winning the ‘Prix Coup de Coeur’ for Sustainable Development from the Regroupement des gens d’affaires. The Museum was recognized for its numerous energy-efficiency improvements- from a conversion to LED lighting to the installation of an Electric Vehicle charging station in the parking lot. The Museum’s involvement in Let’s Talk Energy was also recognized as an excellent way to share best practices among other museums throughout Canada and around the world.
Canadian Government Executive Magazine Award
In April 2013, the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation received a Leading Management Change Award from Canadian Government Executive Magazine. This award recognized the successes achieved through the transformation in the ways our museums both manage internally, exemplified by human resources management, and deliver our services to the public, exemplified by Let’s Talk Energy. Their approach to leveraging partnerships to expand their concept of “visitors” and enhance Canadians’ access to energy literacy has been recognized for its innovation and impact.
ATSC’s Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award
On October 13, 2012, Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation CEO Denise Amyot was awarded the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award for Leadership in the Field by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) at their annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented annually to ASTC members and/or their employees in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that not only enhance the performance of their own institutions, but also significantly advance the mission of science-technology centres and museums. It was Ms. Amyot’s leadership in developing Let's Talk Energy that earned her the ASTC’s recognition. In accepting the award, Ms Amyot was able to share the honour with several Museum Affiliated Partner Program members who were also in attendance.
On April 25 2012, the Canadian Museums Association awarded a special honourable mention during its presentation of awards for excellence in exhibitions at its Annual Gala. Three CSTMC exhibitions on energy—Energy: Power to Choose at the Canada Science and Technology Museum; Green Skies Ahead at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum; and Energy Park: Nature at Work at the Canada Agriculture Museum—were honoured, bringing Let's Talk Energy favourable recognition from a jury of its peers within the Canadian museum field.