Government of Ontario: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

THE June Callwood OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD for VOLUNTARISM

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ABOUT JUNE CALLWOOD

June Rose Callwood, CC, O.Ont, LL.D, was a Canadian journalist, author and social activist. She was born in Chatham, Ontario in 1924 and grew up in nearby Belle River. She passed away in April 2007.

One of Canada's most famous social justice activists, Callwood’s life was marked by strong commitment to and action on social justice issues, particularly those affecting children and women. Callwood founded or co-founded more than 50 Canadian social action organizations, including Casey House, a Toronto hospice for people with AIDS; PEN Canada; the Canadian Civil Liberties Association; and Feminists Against Censorship.

PURPOSE

The June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism recognizes individuals and groups who have made an exceptional contribution to voluntarism in Ontario. Whether by volunteering their time, efforts, knowledge or resources, citizens from across Ontario are making valuable contributions to the quality of life in their communities and the province.

Up to 20 recipients are awarded the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism each year. Ontario recognizes and highlights the contributions of those who serve to inspire others by the positive examples they provide.

The strength of Ontario depends on the strength of its communities. Volunteers help build diverse, vibrant, caring and safe communities. They help make this province a socially, culturally and economically strong place in which to live.

ELIGIBILITY

HOW ARE THE RECIPIENTS SELECTED?

An independent selection committee reviews the nominations and recommends the recipients.

WHEN ARE THE AWARDS PRESENTED?

The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade presents the awards at a special recognition ceremony in April during National Volunteer Week.

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Nominations may be submitted at any time. The deadline is December 5. All nominations received after this date will be considered for the following year.

HOW DO I MAKE A NOMINATION?

Each nomination must include the following

PLEASE NOTE: all materials must be submitted unbound (no staples), single sided and in 8.5” × 11” (letter size) format. Fax copies will not be accepted.

Send completed forms by December 5 (if this date falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations will be accepted the next business day) to:

Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON  M7A 2R9

Visit www.ontario.ca/honoursandawards or contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat at 416 314-7526 (in Toronto), toll free 1-877-832-8622, or TTY 416 327-2391.

Government of Ontario: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

NOMINATION FORM
June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism

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In accordance with subsection 39(2) of the Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O.1990, c.F.31, this is to advise you that the personal information collected on this form will be used only for the proper administration of the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism. This includes determining the nominee’s eligibility and providing information to selection committee members for review and recommendation. The personal information on this form is collected in accordance with the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.18. For further information, please contact the Manager at the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, 400 University Avenue, 4th Floor, Toronto ON  M7A 2R9 or by telephone at 416 314-6608.



Send this completed form and supporting materials by December 5 (if this date falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations will be accepted the next business day) to: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, 400 University Avenue, 4th Floor, Toronto ON  M7A 2R9