National Advisory Committee – Canada’s Volunteer Awards

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Application period

You can apply between March 2, 2021 to April 8, 2021 at midnight Pacific standard time. Closed

Roles of the National Advisory Committee

  • Engage their networks and support the promotion of the program
  • Assess nominations
  • Recommend award recipients to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Terms of reference

The terms of reference is a document that provides more information on:

  • membership
  • roles and responsibilities
  • governance of meetings

Contact us by email if you wish to receive a copy of the terms of reference.


The committee has 15 members from outside of the government.

Consult the biographies of the current members.

Compensation, travel and accommodation

Committee members are volunteers. They will not receive financial compensation for the National Advisory Committee activities.


To apply, you must be 18 years of age or older as of March 1, 2021 and be a:

How we assess your application

You need to describe how you meet the following criteria:

  • knowledge of the role and value of volunteering in addressing 1 or more social needs:
    • individuals
    • families
    • communities
  • experience volunteering or working with an organization to support community development in any of the following sectors:
    • municipality
    • health
    • social services
    • service provider
    • private
    • non-governmental or not-for-profit organization
    • post-secondary
  • communicate clearly in writing
  • analyze information and recommend
  • take part in a diverse group to build consensus

Other considerations

  • Ability to communicate in both official languages is an asset
  • We may request your references


To help us select diverse members, we would like to know your:

  • area of expertise
  • work sector
  • area where you live, and
  • if you self-identify as a member of 1 of the employment equity groups:
    • visible minority
    • indigenous
    • person with a disability
    • LGTBQ


Submit your application online using the Canada's Volunteer Award online system.

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