Nominate a miner for an award in environmental stewardship

We give The Robert E. Leckie Award to miners for:

  • socially responsible practices;
  • environmental stewardship; and
  • leadership in innovation.

We give up to 3 awards per year.

Who can nominate someone?

Any person can make a nomination.

Project criteria

The nominee must have completed the work they are nominated for in the current year, or in the past 3 years.

Who and what work are eligible

  • Work in Yukon.
  • Individual mine operators and mining companies.

The same project may be nominated more than once.

A project is defined by:

  • location;
  • time frame;
  • specified activities; and
  • operator.

Who is not eligible

Neither the Government of Yukon nor any of its projects are eligible.

Nomination deadline

November 15, 2021.

Prepare your nomination

In a single package, include the following:

  • a brief description of the nominator and their relationship to the project;
  • a general overview of the project;
  • the location of the claim block including map and coordinates;
  • contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address) for the nominee;
  • reasons why the operator or company should be considered for the award;
  • details of the work that was completed:
    • methods used;
    • level of effort;
    • time required; and
    • costs.
  • when the work was completed;
  • commentary on the end results;
  • at least 1 colour photograph of the activity; and
  • colour photographs taken before and after the work was done.

Submit your nomination


How are winners selected?

  • The award can only be given once in the lifetime of a project.
  • The selection committee makes its choices based on quality of work and not quantity of work.

A selection committee includes the:

  • Yukon Chamber of Mines;
  • Klondike Placer Miners' Association; and
  • Government of Yukon.

The committee meets once a year to select winners.

We invite award recipients to accept their awards at the annual Yukon Geoscience Forum.