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On December 14, 2012, 17 Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recipients were honoured by the Prime Minister at a ceremony held in Ottawa. Â The Prime Minister also thanked those who nominated an individual, a group, a business or a not-for-profit organization for an Award.
The best solutions to the challenges facing Canada’s communites are often found locally. For this reason, in January 2011, the Prime Minister announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards to recognize the enormous contribution volunteers make to Canada. The Government of Canada also expressed its interest in looking to innovative charities and forward-thinking private-sector companies to partner on new approaches to many social challenges.
The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize the exceptional contributions of volunteers, local businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the well-being of families and their communities.
The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards program consists of 17 awards in total, 2 at the national level and 15 at the regional level. The Awards highlight best practices in community leadership and encourage partnerships across sectors. The goal of the awards is to inspire Canadians from all walks of life to find new ways of making a difference in their communities.