It may be a colleague. It may, in fact, be a competitor.

Either way it’s your call, although you have only one more week to submit nominations for the 2012 Canadian Mortgage Awards. That process comes to a close Feb. 24.

Looking farther ahead, this year's ceremony promises to dwarf earlier celebrations when it takes to The Carlu in downtown Toronto on June 1. For the first time, it comes at the tail end of The Mortgage Summit, a two-day national conference for brokers centred on mapping out a winning strategy in uncertain times.

As for this year’s awards themselves, the addition of PricewaterhouseCoopers as auditor of judging will strengthen their influence and that of a host of recipients in 21 categories.

None of that happens without you.

Join other Canadian mortgage professionals now casting votes for their peers, their brokerages, their BDMs and underwriters – indeed, any and everyone who made outstanding contribution to the industry in 2011.

The process, like the categories, has been streamlined:

- Go to the dedicated nominations page at

- Under each award type in the name and details of the person/organization you wish to nominate in each or any category.

You can make nominations in as few or as many categories as you wish. There’s no limits on how many categories a candidate can be considered, and If you want to put yourself forward, ask a colleague to do the honours.

After nominations close February 24, the results will be analysed and the finalists in each category will be invited to submit supporting material to submit to our panel of expert judges drawn from across the industry and, indeed, the country.

It then falls to PwC to audit and sign off on their results, a process that culminates in the main event Jun 1.

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