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June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism

June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism

Volunteers Honoured with June Callwood Awards


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Ontario is honouring 14 people and four organizations with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award, for their commitment to volunteerism and longstanding service to their communities.

Nomination deadline is December 5

The June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism recognizes individuals and groups for superlative volunteer contributions to their communities and to the province of Ontario.

Up to 20 individuals and/or groups receive this award each year.

The award is named after the late June Callwood, CC, O.Ont., LL.d.

Ms. Callwood was a Canadian journalist, author and social activist. She committed her life to action on social justice issues, particularly those related to woman and children. She founded, or co-founded, more than 50 Canadian social action organizations.

Nomination process

Who is eligible?

The award is given to individuals as well as groups such as not-for-profit organizations, associations and co-operatives and to institutions and schools.

Nominees must be residents of Ontario.

Posthumous and self nominations are not accepted.

How do I nominate an individual or an organization?

NEW: You can now submit your PDF nomination form online.

Follow these three simple steps:

By Mail:

When is the deadline?

The deadline is December 5 each year. If December 5 falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations are accepted until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.

Nominations may be submitted at any time. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

How are recipients selected?

An independent selection committee reviews each nomination and recommends the recipients.

Need more information

Refer to the nomination form to get more details about program requirements

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Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
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Toronto, ON
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