The INNOV-A-THON is a dedicated agency-wide engagement initiative designed to generate innovative ideas at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Inspired by the hit TV show Dragons' Den ®, it was open to all of our CBSA employees or teams who had new ideas that could help employees, clients or partners. Over 170 ideas were assessed against a set of criteria by a pre-selection panel comprised of Director-level representatives from each Branch to arrive at the top 10 ideas. Employees were provided the opportunity to vote online to narrow the ideas to the top 5, for a total of 2,009 votes being cast. On October 18, 2016, the top 5 ideas were presented to a panel of the Agency's senior executives to select the winning idea(s) for consideration for implementation.
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