Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee

From Employment and Social Development Canada

We held a call for nominations from February 27 to March 17, 2017, to solicit nominations from across the country for the members of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee.

Members

Selected from hundreds of nominations, the 13 members of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee include individuals with experience working or volunteering with the not-for-profit, voluntary and private sectors.

The Committee is composed of members who are external to government, have extensive knowledge of volunteering and the volunteer sector and are reflective of Canada’s diversity. The Committee reports directly to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

Biographies of the members of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee

Mandate

The National Advisory Committee’s 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.

Roles and activities

During its mandate, the Canada’s Volunteer Awards National Advisory Committee will:

  • engage its networks and support the promotion of the Canada’s Volunteer Awards program through stakeholders across Canada;
  • review documents, assess nominations, share views and make recommendations to the Minister; and
  • advise and assist the Minister on all matters relating to the selection of award recipients.

Compensation, travel and accommodation

Committee members are volunteers and are not financially compensated while conducting the National Advisory Committee's business.

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