The Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award annually celebrates and recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding administrative or managerial leadership within the Canadian theatre community. The award also includes a protégé, chosen by the Award winner, underlining the importance of skills and knowledge transmission in leadership building.
Winners are chosen based on the following criteria:
- Displaying consistent, significant and valuable administrative leadership
- Being respected by peers for leading, growing, or changing an organization or initiative
- Being recognized for positive contributions to the development of Canadian theatre, such as community involvement, mentorship, innovation, or advocacy
- Exhibiting commitment to inspiring and generating passion in others