Subject to the nomination criteria, any person is eligible for election as an Honoured Member of the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame who has achieved an outstanding record of excellence, in the following categories:
Athletes are individuals who, while Canadian citizens, have participated as a player at an elite level and have achieved outstanding and extraordinary success as a player in the sport of basketball at the amateur and/or professional level.
Teams are made up of athletes who represent Canada, a province, a municipality or a Canadian organization or corporation that have accomplished outstanding or extraordinary results nationally and/or internationally that has brought prominence to the sport of basketball in Canada.
Coaches are individuals whose tireless efforts and expertise in the development and training of basketball athletes has made an outstanding and extraordinary contribution to the sport of basketball in Canada and/or internationally.
Officials are individuals who have exhibited outstanding and extraordinary skill and expertise as referees, as evidenced by their participation at an elite level of competition, nationally and internationally. Such individuals must also have contributed significantly to the training and development of basketball officials in Canada.
Builders are individuals who have made outstanding and extraordinary contributions towards the promotion, development and advancement of basketball in Canada, and without restricting the generality of the foregoing may include administrators, officials, trainers, managers, coaches and doctors. Such contribution should be national in scope.
Nominations for Awards or Recognition
i) All nominations for Awards or for induction into the Hall of Fame shall be submitted to the National Office, or other such office as may be determined from time to time and at the sole discretion of Canada Basketball and the Board of Directors, before the established deadline for submissions.
ii) Nominations will be accepted from the following:
The Board of Directors
Any member in good standing
Any citizen of Canada, provided that the nomination has been signed by 10 individuals and receives the signed approval of either the Board of Directors of Canada Basketball or an Active Member Association prior to the submission to the Hall of Fame.
Any Canadian media representative provided that the nomination is received on official letterhead of the media source and is signed by an official representative of any member in good standing of Canada Basketball.
iii) All nominations shall be in writing and shall contain a complete record of the merits and achievements of each candidate.
iv) All submitted nominations must be professional in nature and include, at a minimum, the following information in order to be considered for onto the Hall of Fame ballot:
At least three letters of support from members in good standing.
A complete and detailed biography of the nominees accomplishments
Statistical information (if available during the nominees era).
Copies of news clippings, photos, etc. (if available during the nominees era).
The birth date, date of death (if applicable), birthplace, current contact information (if applicable), family contact (if deceased or out of the country).
v) Failure to provide this information will result in the non-consideration of the nominated candidate.
Criteria For Nomination
Nominees must be:
a Canadian Citizen, or
a resident of Canada for a minimum of 3 years, or
born in Canada, or
made their distinguished contribution to the game of basketball in Canada.
Players must be retired from playing status at their highest level of competition ( i.e. CIS , National Team etc.) for 5 years before they are eligible for nomination.
Voting for players must be based on the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contribution to the teams on which the player participated. The player’s overall contribution to the game of basketball in general must also be considered.
For teams to be eligible for nomination, five (5) years must have elapsed from the date of the significant milestone which forms the basis for the nomination.
Coaches must be retired from professional coaching activity for 2 years, or 1 year if 65 or older, in order to be eligible for nomination.
Officials must be retired from actively officiating for 2 years, or 1 year if 65 or older, in order to be eligible for nomination.
Builders are exempt from specific timelines with respect to nomination.