Brownfield Awards

Brownie Awards

CBN, together with Actual Media (publishers of ReNew Canada and Water Canada magazines) are pleased to announce we have taken responsibility for the Brownie Awards, formerly sponsored by the Canadian Urban Institute.  The Brownie Awards program recognizes leadership, innovation and environmental sustainability in brownfields redevelopment across Canada. Working with key industry and professional organizations, we will be presenting the Awards at the an Awards Gala. Read about the CBN/Actual Media Brownie Awards.

There are also a limited number of sponsorships available for this year’s event. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Vanessa Watson at

Information about winners in previous years is available at

CBN HUB (Heroes Underpinning Brownfields) Awards

Presented for the first time in 2016, CBN’s own Awards program is intended to acknowledge individual achievement in brownfield redevelopment.  Awards are offered in three categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement:  Presented to a distinguished individual whose lifelong dedication has significantly elevated the Brownfield industry.  This unsung hero has tirelessly led, mentored and innovated, shaping transformative paths that have now become the bedrock of industry practices and policies.  Their resounding strength has propelled immense progress, setting an enduring standard of care for brownfields. 
  • Innovation Award: Acknowledging pioneers at the forefront of technical innovation and novel approaches to brownfield redevelopment.  These visionaries passionately create solutions across various facets of the brownfield space, developing tools that enhance lives.  Their significant roles in overcoming challenges reflect a commitment to diversity, collaboration, and leadership, while shaping innovative solutions for the industry.

  • Emerging Leaders Award: Recognizing remarkable developing professionals who are newer to the brownfield world and have become integral pillars in advancing the brownfield practice.  These rising stars offer valuable insights into programs, policies and practices that significantly propel the industry forward.  As community and local leaders, they are not only making a name for themselves but also infusing vitality and vigor into the realm of brownfield renewal. 

The three categories of awards correspond to the career stages of brownfielders.


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