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City Awards and Recognition

2017 Awards and Recognition

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Community-wide Climate Action to Reduce GHG Emissions

The joint Provincial-Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Green Communities Committee extends congratulations on the successful efforts to undertake significant corporate or community-wide climate action to reduce GHG emissions in the 2016 reporting year

 COR Certificate  


COR Certification 

A Certificate of Recognition (COR) is awarded to employers who develop health and safety programs that meet established standards. A COR shows that the employer's health and safety management system has been evaluated by a certified auditor and meets provincial standards.



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Communities in Bloom 2017 - 4 Blooms

City of Abbotsford International Friendship Garden

csdc SYSTEMS   

CSDC Systems Inspiration Award

City of Abbotsford AMANDA project


UBCM 2017 Community Excellence Awards –  Honourable Mention 

Awarded for Leadership & Innovation –  Agriculture – for Think Local. Think Abbotsford.  Taste of Abby Week


2017 NAIOP Awards for Municipal Excellence 

Awarded for Most Business Friendly Municipality 2017 


2017 Economic Developers Association of Canada - The Best of the Best

Awarded the Marketing Canada Award for AG Tech Video

CIP - logo

2017 Canadian Institute of Planners Award 

Awarded for Planning Excellence – City and Regional Planning.

PIBC - Planning Institute of BC

Excellence in Policy Planning (City & Urban Areas) - GOLD Award:

Abbotsforward - City of Abbotsford, DIALOG & Toderian UrbanWorks

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2016 Awards and Recognition

CAED Award

EDAC Marketing Award

Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) '2016 Marketing Canada Award' for the Economic Development Year in Review.
Green Communities

Provincial-UBCM Green Communities Recognition

Provincial-UBCM Green Communities recognition for efforts towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
 UBCM Award

UBCM Award for Best Practices Community Connection

UBCM Award for 'Best Practices Community Connections' for the Abbotsforward Official Community Plan project.
 CFIB Ranking

Recognition from Canadian Federation of Independent Business

Abbotsford-Mission moved up 5 positions to be ranked 9th as one of Canada's most entrepreneurial communities by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

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2015 Awards and Recognition

Small Business Award 2015 

Open for Business Award from Small Business Roundtable

'Open for Business' Award from the Small Business Roundtable, recognizing Abbotsford for taking initiatives to reduce the cost and complexity of doing business.
 Fraser Institute  

Recognition from the Fraser Institute

Recognition from the Fraser Institute as the community with the 'least red tape.'
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Recognition from the Conference Board of Canada

Recognized by the Conference Board of Canada as a 'community with one of the fastest growing economies in the country.'

 GFOA Award  

Canadian Award for Financial Reporting from GFOA

 The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a 'Canadian Award for Financial Reporting' to the City of Abbotsford for its Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014.

 Canadian Home Builders Association  

City Appreciation Award

The Canadian Home Builder's Association awarded the City of Abbotsford with an Appreciation Award to recognize the cities within the Fraser Valley Region that further the goals of the association through participation and communication with members.

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