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Volunteer Service Awards 2016

Nominate volunteers in your organization today!

I’m proud to have many active and engaged volunteer-based organizations in my riding. The work that these groups do have a tremendous impact on the quality of life for thousands of residents of Davenport. This is why I would like to encourage you to nominate individuals for the 2016 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

Volunteers play a pivotal role in my riding and across Ontario. Whether it’s by helping with newcomer settlement, spending Sundays with seniors at a retirement home, organizing cultural events, or coaching a children’s soccer team, volunteers make invaluable contributions to our compassionate and vibrant province. They do so without pay and without any expectation of recognition.

It’s important that we acknowledge the selfless work of Ontario’s volunteers. That’s why the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade is requesting nominations for its annual Volunteer Service Awards program. Organizations that have been operating for five or more years are eligible to nominate volunteers to receive a Volunteer Service Award by filling out the attached form and submitting it to the Ministry before January 25th, 2016. The form can also be found at:

http://www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf/GetFileAttach/005-0215E~1/$File/0215E.pdf

Completed forms can be sent to:

Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

400 University Avenue, 4th Floor

Toronto, Ontario, M7A 2R9

Volunteers must be active beyond simple membership in their organization, and must not have received payment for their volunteer work. They can be recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30+, 40+, 50+ or 60+ years of continuous service to the same organization. Youth (under the age of 24) who have volunteered for two or more consecutive years at the same organization are also eligible.

Each organization may nominate up to nine volunteers for a Volunteer Service Award, three of whom must be youth. If an organization is nominating only adults, it can nominate up to six volunteers for recognition.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office if your organization plans on awarding this amazing acheivement to their volunteers. 

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