The Government of Canada invites experts in the field of volunteering to submit a nomination to become a member of Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee

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Contribute to the success of Canadian volunteers as Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary.

February 27, 2017              Gatineau, Québec             Employment and Social Development Canada

Today, 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’ (CVA) National Advisory Committee (NAC).

The National Advisory Committee role is to recommend award recipients annually in partnership with the Government of Canada. Committee members ensure that Canadians are recognized for their contributions towards making a difference in their communities.

Sumbit your nomination today to become a member of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 17, 2017 (23:59 PT). The members of the National Advisory Committee will be announced in spring 2017.


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Quotes

“I invite leaders from voluntary, not-for-profit and business sectors to help make a difference by engaging in the recognition of volunteers across Canada. Volunteers are the heart of our communities and Canada’s Volunteer Awards provide an opportunity to highlight their great work and accomplishments. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of the Confederation, help us to honour these great Canadians.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Quick Facts

  • Canada ranked fourth in the 2015 World Giving Index, which provides insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.
  • In 2013, volunteers devoted almost 2 billion hours to their volunteer activities, or the equivalent of about 1 million full-time jobs.

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Émilie Gauduchon-Campbell
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
819-654-5546

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Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
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