Join the Canada Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee

Canada’s Volunteer Awards is an important initiative that recognizes and supports the importance of volunteers who make a difference in our communities. Every day, I meet many passionate leaders who are contributing by volunteering and making a real impact in our community.

On February 27, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the launch of a call for nominations to leaders from the not-for-profit, voluntary and business sectors to become members of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee.

The Committee’s role is to recommend award recipients annually in partnership with the Government of Canada. Members of the Committee will be asked to review documents, assess nominations, share views and make recommendations to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Committee members ensure that Canadians are recognized for their contributions towards making a difference in their communities. The areas of contribution are youth, individuals or group volunteers, business leaders, social innovators and national lifelong achievement.

The National Advisory Committee is searching for 11 individuals with experience working or volunteering with an organization to support community development (municipality, health sector, social services sector, service provider, private or not-for-profit organization, university/college, etc.).

I encourage leaders from the voluntary, not-for-profit and business sectors to submit a nomination for the National Advisory Committee and help determine the future recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards HERE.