Welcome to the EDCO Awards of Excellence

The EDCO Awards of Excellence is a well-established program recognizing oustanding economic development initiatives and individuals in the Province of Ontario. 

Recipients of the EDCO Awards of Excellence are viewed as leaders in economic development and often asked to present their efforts and accomplishments at speaking engagements including the EDCO Conference and Showcase.

The 2019 EDCO Awards of Excellence program was open for submissions September 3, 2019 to October 25, 2019.  View the 2019 Awards of Excellence Application Package for more information about the application process.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and experts on November 14, 2019 in Toronto.  Finalists will be announced in December 2019 and award recipients will be announced on February 6, 2020 at the President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony, the concluding event for the 63rd Annual EDCO Conference & Showcase. The event is taking place at the Toronto Downtown Marriott at CF Eaton Centre.  Tickets are required for the awards ceremony; one ticket is including with each full conference registration.

All entrants receive judges feedback on their entries, following the awards ceremony. Past award winners have found the recognition very useful within their own communities.

The winners in each category are eligible to receive the Lieutenant-Governors' Best of Show Award for outstanding effort in economic development.