He For She Award

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This award is to be awarded to a male officer or male civilian in public safety that identifies as a male, who has made significant impact, contribution and commitment to the advancement of women in policing.

Award criteria could include any of the following:

Advocacy for Women

  • Actively contributes to the advancement and development of women either inside or outside their own organization.
  • Publicly celebrates the work and accomplishments of noted and distinguished women.
  • Leads by example; promoting and broadcasting the need to continuously support and advocate for female leadership.
  • Actively uses their own position of influence to encourage the promotion, hiring, and development of strong female talent.
  • Actively encourages debate about the importance of gender diversity in the boardroom and at the executive level.
  • Is a strong role model for female empowerment and takes every opportunity to challenge the status quo as it relates to gender equity.

Commitment to EDI

  • Demonstrated commitment and contribution to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in his own agency/community/area of responsibility


  • Is widely recognized for their expertise and actively works to empower and support women in all stages of their careers to achieve their professional goals.

Eligibility Criteria

Sworn or civilian member of a public safety agency in Alberta that identifies as a male.


Nomination Process:

  • Nominations must be submitted to AWIPS by before the deadline each year.
  • Complete and submit the Nomination Form from the AWIPS website.
  • Support material such as videos, CDs and promotional material will also be considered. Please make reference to them in the nomination form and arrangements will be made for submission.

Selection Process:

  • AWIPS Board will submit the nominations received to the Selection Committee
  • The Selection Committee consists of members of AWIPS
  • Once a winning submission is chosen by the Selection Committee, the winning nominee(s)’ chief of police or senior executive-in-charge will be contacted, and an invitation will be sent to the winning nominee(s) with details about the award ceremony.

Scoring Rubric:

  • Nominations will be scored on the rubric and a score out of a total of 20 marks will be given based upon 5 criteria.