Canada's Volunteer Awards

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Have you ever wondered how you can show your appreciation for an amazing volunteer in your community? Canada’s Volunteer Awards is a comprehensive volunteer recognition program, and is now accepting nominations in five categories and five regions of Canada until March 4, 2022.

For individual volunteers, there are three categories: Emerging Leader for youth between the ages of 18 and 30; Community Leader for individual volunteers of all ages, and Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award for volunteers with twenty or more years serving their community. 

To recognize the spirit of volunteering in organizations, the Social Innovator category is for not-for-profit organizations and social enterprises, while the Business Leader category celebrates social responsibility demonstrated by businesses and social enterprises.

The recognition package for award recipients includes a $5,000 or $10,000 grant to be awarded to the not-for-profit organization of the recipient’s choosing. Recipients are also invited to participate in a facilitated discussion with their fellow recipients regarding their experiences and best practices. This is a fantastic opportunity for making connections with like-minded people and organizations.

We all play a role in recognizing volunteers! The 2020 recipients nominated by their peers include The Gathering Place, StimuleArt, the NWT Disabilities Council, Canpotex, and Skills for Change. Meet all the 2020 recipients and learn about the significant impact they made in their community through volunteering. Please visit the 2020 Canada’s Volunteer Awards recipient’s website.

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