Nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards – December 7, 2016

Nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

December 7, 2016

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to announce that the call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards is now open and will run until February 3, 2017.

“Canada’s Volunteer Awards recipients are nominated by Canadians, for Canadians. This is the chance for all Canadians, and particularly in my Yellowhead Riding to nominate a volunteer, a not-for-profit organization that helps to find innovative solutions to social challenges, or a business that demonstrates social responsibility in the community. This is your opportunity to acknowledge young volunteers,” stated MP Eglinski.

In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Emerging Leader category has been expanded from one national to five regional awards in order to recognize young volunteers for their contributions to their communities.

This year, 21 awards will be presented, and award recipients will have the opportunity to identify a not-for-profit organization of their choice to receive a $5,000 or $10,000 grant.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • One (1) national award – Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award.
  • Five (5) regional awards – Emerging Leader, for young volunteers aged 18 to 30.
  • Five (5) regional awards – Community Leader, for individuals or groups of volunteers.
  • Five (5) regional awards – Business Leader, to recognize businesses that demonstrate social responsibility.
  • Five (5) regional awards – Social Innovator, to recognize the contributions of not-for-profit organizations.

“I encourage my constituents to nominate a volunteer, a not-for-profit organization or a business today,” concluded MP Eglinski.


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