Have you seen great volunteer work done this year in Whitby – Oshawa? Don’t miss your chance to recognize an individual, group, business or not-for-profit organization – nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award! The current call for nominations is open from February 27 to May 9, 2014.
The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the enormous contributions volunteers, not-for-profit organizations and businesses make to their communities.
Each year a total of 17 awards are given at the regional and national level. Award recipients are recognized at a ceremony and can select an eligible not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).
As individuals or groups, volunteers help our community in many ways, from organizing activities for children with disabilities to fundraising for community projects.
Similarly, many businesses help Whitby – Oshawa by organizing fundraising events or offering their employees paid time away from work to volunteer – businesses play a key role in helping those who need it most.
Not-for-profit organizations also help strengthen our community of Whitby – Oshawa. In Canada, 161,000 registered charities and not-for-profit organizations work to improve the lives of others.