Canada`s Volunteer Awards – Call for Nominations — April 18, 2018

Canada’s Volunteer Awards – Call for Nominations

April 18, 2018

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is pleased to inform residents that Employment and Social Development Canada has opened a call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards.

“This is a chance to recognize an exceptional volunteer, a not-for-profit, or a business that demonstrates social responsibility in our communities,” stated MP Eglinski.

This year, 21 awards will be presented at the December 5, 2018 award ceremony on International Volunteer Day. Regional award recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant, and the national award recipient will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant.

Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:

  • One national award – Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award, for individuals who have volunteered for at least 20 years;
  • Five regional awards – Emerging Leader, for young volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30;
  • Five regional awards – Community Leader, for individuals or groups of volunteers;
  • Five regional awards – Business Leader, to recognize businesses that demonstrate social responsibility; and
  • Five regional awards – Social Innovator, to recognize the contributions of not-for-profit organizations.

The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2018.

“I know we have many volunteers in our riding of Yellowhead and there are a lot of community programs that would not be possible without them. If this call for nominations reminded anyone of a specific individual or organization, I encourage them to fill out a nomination form and make sure they are recognized for their efforts,” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information and to nominate a volunteer, visit: Canada.ca/volunteer-awards

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