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Canadian Microsoft Inspire

Connect with partners, industry leaders, and Microsoft experts globally, and get the most of Microsoft Inspire this year.


What is the Inclusion Changemaker Impact Award?

Diversity and Inclusion is an important topic to not only Microsoft, but also our customers and our partners. We want to recognize those partners who are driving digital transformation toward a more inclusive and equitable world.


Inclusion Changemaker Awards

This year we have created the Inclusion Changemaker Impact Award. This award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help customers solve challenges of diverse representation, economic access, digital inclusion, and/or accessibility.


Submit once for a chance at two awards!

We know there are many partner awards this year that you can nominate your company for, we hope that you include this award within those. When Canadian partners submit a nomination for this award into the Global Inspire Nomination Tool, select Canada as one of their countries, their submission will also get a chance to win the Canada Impact Award as well. Submit once, opportunity to win twice.

To help understand what we are looking for this award, partners may read the Awards Guide posted on the Partner of the Year Awards site. This will give you an overview of the partner eligibility and what we are looking for from our partners.


What the Impact Award judges are looking for

The Impact Award rules are located on the Impact Awards site. This will dive deeper into the judging criteria for the Canada Inclusion Changemaker Impact Award. Below you will find the judging criteria for this award (it varies by award, so read the rules before submitting for other Impact awards). This will help you to understand exactly what we are looking for, and how each of the criteria will be weighted in the overall judging process.





a)      Describe your customer challenge or opportunity your solution or service addressed. Provide 2 customer references.

b)      In what ways has your solution or service helped your customer enable measurable business results?

c)       How long has your solution or service been available to customer(s) and how do you intend to evolve and invest in this solution or service (roadmap, services, market adoption, etc.)?

This category is worth 40% of the overall judging criteria.


Microsoft products

Describe how Microsoft technologies were used and applied to your solution or service (Modern Workplace, Business Applications, Application & Infrastructure, Data & AI).

This category is worth 30% of the overall judging criteria.



Is your solution or service a custom project for one particular customer or is it a repeatable, scalable solution or service?

Upload or provide outside customer references or data sources that illustrate exceptional customer experience or satisfaction (links to published articles, case studies, videos, customer testimonials, etc.).

This category is worth 30% of the overall judging criteria.


To learn more about the judging process, read the blog that provides you with a behind the scenes look at the judging process for the Impact Awards.


Good luck with your award nominations!