Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards

Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards

The deadline for nominations is midnight (EDT) on October 14, 2011. Nominations submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

The best solutions to the challenges facing Canada’s communities are often found locally. For this reason, in January 2011, the Prime Minister announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards to recognize the enormous contribution volunteers make to Canada. The Government of Canada also expressed its interest in looking to innovative charities and forward-thinking private-sector companies to partner on new approaches to many social challenges.

The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the well-being of families and their communities.

The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards program consists of 17 awards in total, 2 at the national level and 15 at the regional level. The Awards highlight best practices in community leadership and encourage partnerships across sectors. The goal of the Awards is to inspire Canadians from all walks of life to find new ways of making a difference in their communities.

If you know a volunteer, innovative not-for-profit organization or a local business that makes a positive impact on your community, you can nominate them today! Nominations are open until October 14, 2011.

You can find more information on the Awards by following the links below:


Nominations must be submitted using the online nomination system or one of the printable nomination forms, both accessible through the link above.

Before completing a nomination, please review the information about Eligibility & Award Categories, Nominations and the Selections Process.

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