Canada’s Volunteer Awards program

Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA) recognizes volunteers, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises and businesses for their contributions across the country. The Awards highlight the many ways that volunteering strengthens communities.

Call for nominations

You can submit nominations until May 10, 2023 Eastern Standard Time.

Submit a nomination for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

Regional reviewers

Regional reviewers play an important role in assessing eligible nominations of volunteers, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. They identify the top-ranked nominations for assessment by the National Advisory Committee (NAC).

Apply to become a regional reviewer.

National Advisory Committee

Members of the National Advisory Committee play a leading role in assessing top-ranked nominations. They advise and assist the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on all matters related to the selection of award recipients and support the promotion of the program throughout their term.

Consult the biographies of the National Advisory Committee members.

Award recipients

2021 recipients

Read the biographies of the 2021 Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ recipients.

To obtain a list of past award recipients please contact Canada’s Volunteer Awards.


Subscribe to the Friends of Canada's Volunteer Awards newsletter to receive program updates.

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