The Pioneers have always acknowledged those whom have dedicated themselves to the organization.
In 1952 the Pioneer Board began discussions on ways to honour dedicated members of the Pioneers on an annual basis. In 1953, the first “Pioneer of the Year” dinner was hosted. Each year since a selection committee of past recipients selects not only a new "Pioneer of the Year" but also has authority to present others with Pioneer awards when it seems appropriate.
The below links provide continued recognition of those who have earned these awards.
- A pictorial version of Pioneer of the Year recipients may be accessed CLICK HERE
- For a historical list of Pioneer of the Year and other Awards Recipients click CLICK HERE
- For more information on the CPP Awards CLICK HERE
- To check out the 2023 Awards Dinner Highlight Reel CLICK HERE
2023 Awards Dinner Recipients
Pioneer of the Year
Silver Spotlight Award Recipients
The Awards are presented each year at the Canadian Picture Pioneers Awards Dinner. To check out the 2023 Awards Dinner Highlight Reel, click here.