"Canada Celebrates National Volunteer Week"

Article by Employment and social development Canada from Newswire - Apr 17,  2018

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" The Government of Canada is committed to recognizing the significant contribution volunteers make to Canada. Canada's Volunteer Awards complement other government activities that engage individuals at the community level to promote partnerships and leverage resources across sectors to address persistent social problems. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced today during National Volunteer Week, that the call for nominations for Canada's Volunteer Awards is now open and will run until June 15, 2018. This is the chance for all Canadians to nominate an exceptional volunteer, a not-for-profit organization that helps to find innovative solutions to social challenges, or a business that demonstrates social responsibility in their community.

Canada's Volunteer Awards recipients are nominated by Canadians, for Canadians. This year, 21 awards will be presented at the December 5, 2018 award ceremony on International Volunteer Day. Recipients will also have a chance to give back; regional award recipients are eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant, and the national award recipient is eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $10,000 grant..."

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