Minister Duclos announces call for applicants for Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee

News release

January 14, 2019          Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada

Through Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA), the Government of Canada aims to inspire Canadians from all walks of life to find new ways of making a difference in their communities. There is no one better to help select the recipients of a CVA than a committee made up of leaders and change makers in the volunteer community.

Today, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the call for applicants for Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee (NAC). The NAC will play an important role as they advise and assist the Minister on all matters relating to the selection of CVA recipients.

The National Advisory Committee will be made up of 15 members that have shown passion and commitment in the field of volunteerism. Members include individuals with experience working or volunteering in the not-for-profit, voluntary and business communities. The Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee proudly represents Canada’s cultural, linguistic and regional diversity.

Quotes

“Each year, I look forward to working in collaboration with the National Advisory Committee members, experts in the volunteer community, as they assist me with the selection of CVA recipients. With their experience comes valuable knowledge since they have also given countless hours of their own time to lead positive change. I am honoured to work alongside these selected members and to hear their recommendations.”

– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Quick facts

  • Applications for the Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee will run from January 14th-February 15th, 2019.

  • The Committee will consist of 15 volunteer members.

  • Committee members will serve for a term of three annual program cycles.

  • Members will be selected by the Minister of ESDC.

  • Canada ranked 15th in 2018’s World Giving Index provides insight into the scope and nature of giving around the world.

  • Nearly a third of Canadians (31%) had volunteered in the last 12 months.

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

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