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List of external awards

Award Organization Description Prize Nomination Deadline
Me to We Awards Me to We, Canadian Living, and AOL/Huffington Post Impact Canada The 2014 Me to We Awards are divided into six categories, ensuring that Canadians from all walks of life are eligible. Winners for the following five categories will each receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice: Youth in Action (12 and under), Youth in Action (13-17), Social Action, In the Community and Educator.  Winners receive a $5,000 donation to the charity of their choice May
The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards Government of Canada The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards recognize the outstanding contributions that individual volunteers, not-for-profit organizations and businesses make to improve the well-being of Canadians, Canadian families and Canadian communities. There are 17 awards in total, two national awards including Emerging Leader and Lifelong Achievement and three regional awards including Community Leader, Business Leader and Social Innovator.  Recipients will be eligible to identify a not-for-profit organization to receive a $5,000 grant June
Prix du bénévolat en loisir et en sport Dollard-Morin Government of Quebec Créé en 1992, le Prix du bénévolat en loisir et en sport Dollard-Morin vise à mettre en valeur l’apport inestimable de ces personnes au développement de leur communautés et au bien-être de leurs concitoyennes et concitoyens. Il vise également à souligner le concours des municipalités, des entreprises et des organismes, y compris les établissements scolaires, qui soutiennent les bénévoles dans leurs actions.  artwork June
Forces Avenir University Program Forces Avenir The Forces AVENIR university program aims to recognize, honour and promote the achievements of students who have exhibited remarkable excellence and commitment while rigorously pursuing their university studies. Recipients attend a gala, where grants totalling $114,000 are awarded March
The Governor General's Caring Canadian Award Governor General of Canada The award recognizes living Canadians and permanent residents who have made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community, in Canada or abroad. certificate and a lapel pin, presented by the Governor General or a delegate, such as a Lieutenant-Governor  Anytime
Public Sector Leadership Awards Institute of Public Administration of Canada and Deloitte The IPAC/Deloitte Public Sector Leadership Awards program recognizes organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership by taking bold steps to improve Canada, through advancements in public policy and management. unspecified  June
Lewis Perinbam Award World University Service of Canada (WUSC) The award recognizes: significant volunteer efforts that improve people’s lives in the developing world; engaging and inspiring Canadians to undertake volunteer action; new ways of thinking and/or addressing development challenges. The award commends individuals who make a noteworthy volunteer contribution to international development but paid professionals who make a significant voluntary effort are also eligible for the Lewis Perinbam Award. 2500 September
Mayor of Montréal's Democracy Award City of Montréal The award honours a Montréal individual, group of people or organization whose exemplary, distinctive and innovative activities and their impact on the promotion of citizenship, democratic processes, or the Montréal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, among others, have helped to strengthen democracy in Montréal. A nomination must be supported by three Montréal residents or three representatives of a Montréal civil society organization. A duly completed nomination form must be accompanied by a letter justifying the nomination. artwork February - April
Online Volunteering Award United Nations Volunteers Award presented annually to 10 online volunteers or teams of online volunteers for their contributions towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. The jury of experts in volunteerism and development cooperation choose the winners based on their commitment and contributions, the results of their collaboration and their impact on the activities of the organizations they supported.  unspecified  July
Outstanding Citizens Awards Borough of Côte-des-Neiges - Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Société des Grands Citoyens honours persons and
entities (organizations, businesses and institutions) deserving of citizens’ recognition for their accomplishments in a field of endeavour that have an impact locally or beyond the boundaries of the Borough. Candidatures will be examined by a jury in relation to the following two criteria: Outstanding contribution in their discipline, occupation or field of endeavour, whether in a volunteer or occupational capacity; Notable contribution or dedication to the life of
their community.
unspecified  May
Fondation Desjardins Prizes - Volunteer Involvement Fondation Desjardins All applications will be evaluated by regional selection committees. Applications of regional recipients will then be submitted to a national jury who will determine the national recipients.

Applications will be evaluated based on the following selection criteria: quality of the work accomplished for the organization; initiatives; frequency of involvement; positive impacts; overall appreciation
Some 74 prizes worth a total of $98,000 will be awarded. Recipients selected at the regional level have a chance to receive a bonus prize at the national level. Full prize amounts will be given directly to the charitable organizations within which the volunteer recipients work. unspecified 
Prix Hommage bénévolat-Québec Sécretariat à l'action communautaire autonome et aux initiatives sociales There are 3 categories of awards. The Young Volunteer - Claude-Masson award plays tribute to individuals aged 14 to 35 who are already very active volunteers in their community. There is also a special award to highlight the contribution of a young volunteer in the area of communication.  The Volunteer award honours individuals aged 36 or over who have made a special contribution, through their social commitment to improving their fellow citizens' quality of life. The Organization award recognizes non-profit organizations that have implemented innovative strategies and measures to guide and support their volunteers.  Each winner receives a Tara statuette and a calligraphed, honourary certificate signed by the Premier and the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity. December
Gens de cœur - hommage aux bénévoles d'ici Radio Canada et Financière Manuvie Vous connaissez un bénévole qui, par son engagement, contribue de manière exceptionnelle à sa communauté? Soumettez sa candidature en remplissant le formulaire de participation et en y joignant une lettre expliquant pourquoi cette personne devrait être nommée bénévole Gens de cœur. Spécifiez également la catégorie dans laquelle vous soumettez la candidature du bénévole. Catégories:   une vie de bénévolat; un engagement social; un engagement jeunesse (bénévoles de 30 ans et moins); une initiative exceptionnelle; une grande réalisation. Un montant de 1 000 $ sera remis par la Financière Manuvie à l’organisme de bienfaisance associé à chacun des bénévoles finalistes.  Un montant de 20 000$ sera remis à l'organisme de bienfaisance choisi par le grand gagnant. February
Prix Pierre Dansereau pour l'engagement social en recherche Association Francophone pour le Savoir (Acfas) et Radio-Canada Le prix Acfas Pierre-Dansereau vise à reconnaitre l’engagement social d’un chercheur ou d’un groupe de chercheurs en vue d’améliorer la qualité de la vie en société. Cet engagement se traduit en termes d’actions ou d’attitude responsable face aux enjeux auxquels sont confrontées les communautés. Cet engagement peut ou non être en lien avec l’apport à la vie scientifique. unspecified   
Montreal Community Cares Awards Montreal Community Cares Foundation The Montreal Community Cares Awards recognize the outstanding civic contributions of individuals (adults and youth), community organizations, and businesses. These Awards shine a spotlight on the people who give back to the community, ensuring their positive impact does not go unnoticed. Recipients are community leaders in every sense of the word. They serve as inspirational role models for all of us and contribute to one or more of the following areas: education, youth, sports, health, and the arts.  unspecified  March
Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) In honor of Sheila and Victor Goldbloom ‘s contributions, the Quebec Community Groups Network launched this award to recognize individuals who have invested in the strengthening of the English-speaking community and building bridges of understanding between Quebecers of different backgrounds. November July
Solidaires to Community Agencies Centraide of Greater Montreal The Solidaires to agencies are intended to promote the values and inspiring practices of the community sector, in five different areas: Empowerment, Mobilization, Leadership, Citizen Involvement, NextGen. Agencies may enter for an award in more than one category. A $10,000 grant for the agency concerned, a commemorative bronze statuette created by artist Hélène Coulombe, an official photograph of the award presentation at the Distinctions event, a Solidaires prizewinner’s logo for their letterhead, publications and website, and a mention in Centraide’s annual report and Journal. January
The Leavitt Community Service Award The Rotary Club of Montreal The Community Services Award was established in 1963 at the recommendation of the Public Affairs Committee to be given annually to an individual in the community who, through their actions, exemplified the Rotary idea of service to others and who by so doing encouraged others to follow their example. $1,000 an illuminated scroll for public presentation, an inscription in the Club's permanent book of honour unspecified 
The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada The NSERC Awards for Science Promotion honour individuals and groups who make an outstanding contribution to the promotion of science in Canada through activities encouraging popular interest in science or developing science abilities.  The individual recipient will receive an award of $10,000. The winning group will be awarded $25,000 to further science promotion activities. September 
Tribute to Good Citizenship Government of Quebec To recognize the courage and exemplary conduct of individuals who come to the assistance of people whose lives are in danger, the Government of Québec adopted the Act to promote good citizenship on December 19, 1977. When an intervention involves significant danger to the rescuer, it may, under the Act to promote good citizenship be recognized as an exceptional act of good citizenship and earn the rescuer a decoration or distinction from the Government of Québec.  The medal for good citizenship, accompanied by a gold lapel pin, may be awarded by the government to a person who performed an act of good citizenship in dangerous circumstances. Cast in bronze and engraved with the recipient’s name, the medal symbolizes a person risking his life to save the life of another. May
Velan Foundation Award The Velan Foundation and the Rotary Club of Montreal The Velan Foundation Award is presented to an individual for distinctive and outstanding work outside the North American continent. The nature of the project should be voluntary and/or on an assignment involving physical, medical, literary, journalism, religious, educational, sport activities and/or any other facets of personal endeavours; the objectives being improving the quality of life and/or alleviating hardships, distress, sufferance to a community overseas.
20000 unspecified 
Peace Medals The YMCAs of Québec The YMCAs of Québec celebrate ordinary people who demonstrate a vision, creativity and an extraordinary commitment to making our communities, our country, or our world more peaceful and just. The nominees, groups or individuals, must fall into one of the following categories: Youth Peacemaker (aged 25 and under), Volunteer Peacemaker, Local Peace Initiative, and International Peace Initiative.
A peace medal and $1,000 to be remitted to a charity or organization October
CASE District I Awards Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Every year, CASE District I honors individuals making an impact in our field as well as individuals and schools doing innovative work in the subfields of special events, fundraising, stewardship, volunteer engagement, alumni relations, student alumni initiatives, advancement services, and communications. unspecified  October
MacJannet Prize Talloires Network The MacJannet Prize was established by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation to recognize exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network member universities and contributes financially to their ongoing public service efforts. It aims to promote action around the principles of the Talloires Declaration, which recommends steps to elevate the civic engagement of universities around the world.
First Place receives $7,500. Second Place receives $5,000. Third Place receives $2,500. January
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