Thank you for your interest in the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards. The call for nominations is now closed. Please check this website regularly for updates on the program, and for information on the 2013 Prime Minister's Volunteer awards.
On December 14, 2012, 17 Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards recipients were honoured by the Prime Minister at a ceremony held in Ottawa. Meet the inaugural recipients of the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards and view a video from the ceremony!During their visit to Ottawa, these exceptional award recipients participated in a session in which they shared their experiences and the exemplary practices that have enabled them to contribute to their communities and succeed.
Read the Guide to Exemplary Practices in Community Leadership (PDF) to learn about the important lessons in leadership lessons in leadership that these volunteers, not-for-profit organizations and businesses have used to expand their reach, impact and engagement in their communities.
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.
You can find more information on the awards by following the links below:
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