National Advisory Committee – Canada’s Volunteer Awards

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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.

Members

Selected from hundreds of nominations, the 15 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.

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
  • make recommendations to the Minister relating to the procedural and promotional aspects of the program
  • assess nominations 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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