Awards and Recognition
On April 15, 2008, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced
that Canadian Internet users have registered one million dot-ca (.ca) Internet domain
names. Reaching the one million dot-ca domain name milestone demonstrates Canada’s
strong Internet presence and the popularity of Canadian websites.
As part of a national campaign to celebrate the Millionth dot-ca domain registration
and to thank Canadians for making dot-ca their domain name of choice, CIRA launched
www.onemilliondomains.ca to highlight dot-ca success stories. Dot-ca domain holders
were invited to share their stories and as incentive to participate, five Apple
Notebooks were to be awarded to the most innovative Canadian businesses. Over 4,000
businesses responded. We are pleased to announce www.carpool.ca’s Anne Marie Thornton
as one of the dot-ca domain winners. Please visit www.onemilliondomains.ca to view all winner profiles.
2003 Canada's Energy Efficiency Award, Natural Resources Canada
Carpool.ca received Canada's Energy Efficiency Award 2003 in the category
of Transportation, Public Fleet Management, Light and Heavy Vehicles. Along with
other deserving recipients from across Canada, CC staff were honoured at a breakfast
held at the National Press Club of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 17, 2003.
The highlight of the event was the keynote address by the Hon. Don Boudria, Leader
of the Government in the House of Commons (on behalf of Herb Dhaliwal, Minister
of Natural Resources Canada). The Hon. Don Boudria presented the winners with their
awards in celebration of their accomplishments as individuals and organizations
who have worked tirelessly to improve energy efficiency, which reduces greenhouse
gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
2002 Minister's Environmental Award, BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Every year, British Columbia’s Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection honours
dedicated individuals and groups for their achievements, and offers annual awards
for activities that enhance, preserve and protect the environment of British Columbia.
Eight individuals, groups, organizations and businesses were chosen from over 400
nominations to receive the 2002 Minister's Environmental Awards. In October 2002,
Carpool.ca’s Anne Marie Thornton was presented with the 2002 Minister’s Environmental
Award for Individual Citizenship.
1992 Power Smart Award, BC Hydro
In 1992, Carpool.ca received the BC Hydro Power Smart Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Energy Conservation in the Victoria Region.