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Nominations are Open for Canada’s Volunteer Awards 2024!

Nominations are Open for Canada’s Volunteer Awards 2024!


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The Call for Nominations for Canada's Volunteer Awards is now open and will run until June 12, 2024. Now is your chance to recognize the impact that outstanding volunteers, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and socially responsible businesses create in your communities.

We all play a role in recognizing volunteers! By nominating an individual or an organization to Canada’s Volunteer Awards, you are helping to raise awareness of the vital role that volunteers play in strengthening communities across Canada. 

Canada’s Volunteer Awards is a comprehensive volunteer recognition program. In addition to receiving an award at a ceremony from the Government of Canada, Canada’s Volunteer Awards recipients:

  • Choose a nonprofit organization to receive a grant of $10,000 (national award) or $5,000 (regional awards).
  • Participate in an exemplary practices forum where they can share best practices with other sector leaders.
  • Become part of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards alumni community.

21 Canada’s Volunteer Awards recipients are selected in five categories

One national award:

  • Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award: This category is open to individuals who have volunteered for 20 years or more and who:
    • Inspired other volunteers
    • Made a difference through volunteering

Four regional awards across five regions:

  • Emerging Leader: This category is open to individuals between the ages of 18 and 30 who:
    • Show leadership through volunteering
    • Help strengthen their community through volunteering
  • Community Leader: This category is open to individuals or groups of individuals who:
    • Volunteer either on their own or as a group
    • Give their time to an organization or a cause
    • Take a lead role in solving social issues
  • Business Leader: This category is open to businesses or social enterprises that:
    • Practice corporate social responsibility
    • Promote and support volunteering at local, regional and/or national levels
    • Create positive social, cultural, or environmental impacts in their communities
  • Social Innovator: This category is open to nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, or registered charities that:
    • Address social challenges in their communities
    • Use innovative ways to serve and strengthen communities

To nominate a volunteer, or for more information about Canada’s Volunteer Awards, visit: