Thursday Dec 14, 2016 



Here to Volunteer

Call for nominees for awards deadline February 3

Sarah Honey, Community Assistant to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo


This is a chance for local residents, and particularly in Chilliwack-Hope, to nominate a volunteer, a not-for-profit organization that helps to find innovative solutions to social challenges, or a business that demonstrates social responsibility in your community.

“I’m very happy to announce the call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards,” said Strahl. “I invite all to nominate a volunteer, a business or a not-for-profit organization that is making a difference in our communities. This is a great way to say thank you and to give back to your community!”

In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, the Emerging Leader category has been expanded from one national to five regional awards in order to recognize young volunteers for their contributions to their communities.

This year, 21 awards will be presented, and award recipients will have the opportunity to identify a not-for-profit organization of their choice to receive a $5,000 or $10,000 grant.

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

• One (1) national award – Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award.

• Five (5) regional awards – Emerging Leader, for young volunteers aged 18 to 30.

• Five (5) regional awards – Community Leader, for individuals or groups of volunteers.

• Five (5) regional awards – Business Leader, to recognize businesses that demonstrate social responsibility.

• Five (5) regional awards – Social Innovator, to recognize the contributions of not-for-profit organizations.

Nominate a volunteer, a not-for-profit organization or a business today!


For more information, and to submit a nomination, visit

To learn more about MP Mark Strah, visit



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