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Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

Nomination deadline is January 25

HOW TO NOMINATE

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If submitting online, the electronic process will allow you to:

  • Save your submission package on your desktop, as often as needed.
  • Build your submission package as you go.
  • Submit your package now, or at a later date, when it is ready and complete.

If submitting by post:

  • You will not be able to save any information you type in the submission form.
  • You will be able to type information in the form then print it, or print the form first then complete it by hand.
  • Please include all mandatory documentation with the completed form prior to posting.
 

The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization.

Adults are recognized for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30+, 40+, 50+ and 60+ years of continuous service. Youth (under the age of 24) are recognized for two or more years of continuous service.

Nomination process

Who is eligible?

    Youth and adult volunteers who have:
  • been active beyond simple membership in an organization that has been in existence for a minimum of five years
  • not received payment for their volunteer work
  • not performed the services as part of their regular business or professional duties.

How do I nominate someone?

To submit online:

If submitting online, the electronic process will allow you to:

  • Save your submission package on your desktop, as often as needed.
  • Build your submission package as you go.
  • Submit your package now, or at a later date, when it is ready and complete.
  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Adobe Reader free from the Adobe website.
  2. Right-click and save the blank form on your computer desktop.
  3. First open Adobe Reader, then open the form saved on your computer desktop.
  4. Fill out the form according to the instructions.
  5. Save and print a copy of the completed form and supporting documents for your records.
  6. Submit your completed form online.

To submit by post:

If submitting by post:

  • You will not be able to save any information you type in the submission form.
  • You will be able to type information in the form then print it, or print the form first then complete it by hand.
  • Please include all mandatory documentation with the completed form prior to posting.
  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Adobe Reader free from the Adobe website.
  2. Right-click and save the blank form on your computer desktop.
  3. First open Adobe Reader, then open the form saved on your computer desktop.
  4. Fill out the form according to the instructions.
  5. Print a copy of the completed form for your records.
  6. Submit your completed form and all mandatory supporting documents by post.

When is the deadline?

The deadline is January 25 of each year. If January 25 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?

Nominations are checked to ensure criteria are met. The Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade then sends a letter to the organization confirming that the nominations have been accepted.

How is the award presented?

The awards are presented at special ceremonies held across Ontario where recipients are presented with a stylized trillium service pin acknowledging their years of service. Recipients also receive a personalized certificate.

Each recipient is invited to bring one guest. Nominating organizations are also invited to bring two representatives to the award ceremony.

Need more information

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


Contact Us

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca

Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

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