Dec 14, 2016
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
• 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
For more information, and to submit a nomination, visit
To learn more about MP Mark Strah, visit
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