Nom­i­na­tions for Canada’s Vol­un­teer Awards

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Jim Eglin­ski, Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment for Yel­low­head, is pleased to an­nounce that the call for nom­i­na­tions for Canada’s Vol­un­teer Awards is now open and will run un­til Fe­bru­ary 3, 2017.

“Canada’s Vol­un­teer Awards re­cip­i­ents are nom­i­nated by Cana­di­ans, for Cana­di­ans. This is the chance for all Cana­di­ans, and par­tic­u­larly in my Yel­low­head Rid­ing to nom­i­nate a vol­un­teer, a not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that helps to find in­no­va­tive so­lu­tions to so­cial chal­lenges, or a busi­ness that demon­strates so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity in the com­mu­nity. This is your op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge young vol­un­teers,” stated MP Eglin­ski.

In hon­our of the 150th an­niver­sary of Con­fed­er­a­tion in 2017, the Emerg­ing Leader cat­e­gory has been ex­panded from one na­tional to five re­gional awards in or­der to rec­og­nize young vol­un­teers for their con­tri­bu­tions to their com­mu­ni­ties.

This year, 21 awards will be pre­sented, and award re­cip­i­ents will have the op­por­tu­nity to iden­tify a not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion of their choice to re­ceive a $5,000 or $10,000 grant. Awards will be pre­sented in the fol­low­ing cat­e­gories:

• One (1) na­tional award – Thérèse Cas­grain Life­long Achieve­ment Award.

• Five (5) re­gional awards – Emerg­ing Leader, for young vol­un­teers aged 18 to 30.

• Five (5) re­gional awards – Com­mu­nity Leader, for in­di­vid­u­als or groups of vol­un­teers.

• Five (5) re­gional awards – Busi­ness Leader, to rec­og­nize busi­nesses that demon­strate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

• Five (5) re­gional awards – So­cial In­no­va­tor, to rec­og­nize the con­tri­bu­tions of not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions.

“I en­cour­age my con­stituents to nom­i­nate a vol­un­teer, a not-for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion or a busi­ness to­day,” con­cluded MP Eglin­ski.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to sub­mit a nom­i­na­tion, visit: www.Canada.ca/vol­un­teer­awards

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