CAM Awards Program

CAM Scholarship

The Canadian Association of Movers has a Scholarship Program to award deserving applicants who have successfully completed an accredited truck driver training program that would benefit the moving and storage industry.

CAM Awards

The Canadian Association of Movers recognizes industry leaders who have distinguished themselves for their contribution to the industry and the association, and their innovative practices.

CAM’s Award Nominations Forms (pdf)

2017 CAM Award recipients and presenters.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes a prominent member of the moving profession who exemplifies the standards that CAM promotes; serves as a positive role model; has demonstrated leadership, commitment and integrity; and has made significant contributions to the Canadian moving industry.

Tracy_Adam Campbell
2017 – Tracy and Adam Campbell receiving the Distinguished Service Award on behalf of Don Campbell from Larry Rosenberg (r.).

2016 – Jim Calhoun
2015 – Chaim Gilboa, Betty Lyttle-Shields and Wayne Lyttle
2014 – Allan Milton
2013 – Anne Martin
2012 – Randy Hoyt
2011 – Howard Bigham
2010 – Bob Tuckett
2009 – Lorne Stockley
2008 – Doug Auld
2007 – Wayne Marshall
2006 – Henry Van Remortel
2005 – Ted LeLacheur
2004 – Denis Frappier
2003 – John Skinner
2002 – Allen Taylor
2001 – Tim Moore

Industry Achievement Award

The Industry Achievement Award (formerly the Founders Award) honours a pioneering member of the moving industry who has had a long career of outstanding contribution to and impact on the moving profession; has demonstrated innovation and leadership; has raised the profile and performance of the industry, and promoted quality and integrity by example; and has served as a mentor to others in the profession.

Bill Lyon
2017 – William (Bill) Lyon (l.) receiving the Industry Achievement Award from CAM Chairman Cam Carswell.

2016 – Bob (Smitty) Smith
2015 – Kevin St. George
2014 – Carol Davis
2013 – Paul Leader
2012 – John Rausch
2011 – Dennis Doehl
2010 – William O’Donnell
2009 – Armstrong Family: Doug Armstrong Sr., Dale Armstrong, Doug Armstrong
2008 – Vic Switzer
2007 – Paul Kenwood
2006 – Doug Kellough
2005 – Wayne Hekle
2004 – Peter Naylor
2003 – Clifford Hoyt
2002 – Sonny Williams
2001 – Chuck Martin

Innovators Award

The Innovators Award recognizes achievements that can be seen by the whole moving industry. It is presented to an individual or team that achieves real innovations and/or significant breakthroughs in customer service, empowering employees, cutting red tape, achieving results Canadians care about, making significant process improvement, and/or advancing technology.

No awardee in 2017.

2016 – Franco Collard
2015 – Larry Rosenberg
2014 – Don Kachur
2013 – Bryan St. George
2012 – Dale Ittas
2011 – not awarded
2010 – Glenn Thomsen
2009 – Chris Steer
2008 – Michael Rathbone
2007 – Ralph Mueller
2006 – Ray Anderson
2005 – David Young
2004 – William (Bill) Grossman
2003 – Bryan Bennett
2002 – Ross Mackie

Industry/Public Service Award

The Industry/Public Service Award is the moving industry’s recognition of a significant act that serves the public interest. The award was inspired in 2010 by the actions of Detective Kevin Hooper of the Toronto Police Service who saved the consumer community from being continually victimized by a rogue mover.

Shirley Sveda
2017 – Shirley C. Sveda accepting the Industry Service Award from director Tom Finlay.

Amanda Scrimgeour
2017 – Amanda Scrimgeour accepting the Public Service Award on behalf of Premiere Van Lines - Fredericton from director Barry Schellenberg.

2016 – Milton Letkeman, Jay's Transportation Group
2015 – Chuck Resnick, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Canada
2014 – John Levi
2013 – Mike Hansen
2012 – Kevin Devereux, North American Van Lines
2011 – Dale Goldhawk
2010 – Kevin Hooper

Independent Mover of the Year Award

The Independent Mover of the Year Award is a new award in 2016 in recognition of a prominent independent household goods mover who demonstrates outstanding performance – in community service, employee relations, innovative operations – and service excellence with customers.

Pierre Panneton
2017 – Pierre Panneton (l.) accepting the Independent Mover of the Year Award on behalf of Roger Panneton from director Tom Filgiano.

2016 – MIB Moving Inc.

Agent of the Year Award

The Agent of the Year Award was a new award in 2016 in recognition of a prominent van line agent who demonstrates outstanding corporate citizenship – in community service, employee relations, innovative operations – and service excellence with customers.

Marty Wry
2017 – Marty Wry (l.) accepting the Agent of the Year Award on behalf of Geldart's Warehouse & Cartage Ltd. from director Dan Lawrence.

2016 – AMJ Campbell - North Bay

Move for Hunger Award

This year, CAM Past Chairman Perry Thorne made a special presentation on behalf of Move for Hunger to one of CAM's members, Tippet-Richardson Moving & Storage/TR Westcan Inc. Calgary, at the 2017 annual awards dinner.

Gord Smith
2017 – Gord Smith of A1 Commercial Logistics (l.) accepting the Move for Hunger Award on behalf of Tippet-Richardson Moving & Storage/TR Westcan Inc. Calgary from CAM Past Chairman Perry Thorne.

Press Release: Professional Moving Companies Win Big says Canadian Association of Movers (pdf), November 29, 2016