Did you hear about last year’s recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards?
Roberta Farr has been providing school supplies to kids since 1993. Shadia Rahman saw a need to help new immigrants. Emma Moore raised awareness on PEI about the GoHere Washroom Access Program. Kal Dosanjh created his own sports foundation to provide a positive outlet for kids.
These are just a few examples of the volunteers recognized for their service in 2019.
Do you know a volunteer with an inspiring story?
Canada’s Volunteer Awards is still accepting nominations across Canada until September 30, 2020.
For individual volunteers, there are three categories of awards: Emerging Leader for youth between the ages of 18 and 30; Community Leader for individual volunteers of all ages; and Lifelong Achievement for volunteers with 20 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.
Canada’s Volunteer Awards is a comprehensive volunteer recognition program. 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 typically an in-person event with fantastic opportunities for making connections with like-minded people and organizations. We all play a role in recognizing volunteers.
Nominate a volunteer for Canada’s Volunteer Awards today.