2019 Outstanding Volunteers Honoured

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Yellowknife — May 30, 2019

Today, Alfred Moses, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs will present the Northwest Territories (NWT) 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Yellowknife.  These annual awards provide an opportunity to show our appreciation to volunteers and volunteer organizations for their outstanding contributions in communities across the territory.

 Recipients of the 2019 NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards are:

  • Outstanding Elder Award              – Patrick Clancy, Yellowknife
  • Outstanding Youth Award             – Davonna Kasook, Inuvik
  • Outstanding Individual Award      – Margo Nightingale, Yellowknife
  • Outstanding Group Award            – Yellowknife Community Foundation, Yellowknife.

MACA presents the NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards annually to individuals and groups who have helped improve the quality of life in the NWT through volunteerism.

 Recognizing and celebrating volunteers who build sustainable, vibrant, safe communities is an important part of the priorities set out by the 18th Legislative Assembly for community wellness and safety.



“Celebrating and recognizing volunteers across the NWT is an important part of maintaining a sustainable volunteer presence in our communities. On behalf of our government, Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) is always happy to recognize those who selflessly devote their time and effort to the betterment of their communities through volunteerism.”
- Alfred Moses, Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs

Quick Facts:

  • The judging criteria include the following factors:
    1. The duration (minimum of 100 hours) and impact of the volunteerism.
    2. The number of years, months and approximate number of volunteer hours the nominee committed to the activity.
    3. The uniqueness and inclusiveness (involving others) of the nominee’s contributions and commitments.
    4. Their leadership role in the community or organization.
    5. The challenges and/or barriers the nominee had to overcome in order to achieve their goal. 
  • Every January, the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs issues an annual notice of the nomination deadline for the NWT Outstanding Volunteer Awards Program in order to recognize the voluntary achievements and contributions made by volunteers in Northwest Territories  communities. 
  • The recipients receive $500.00 to give to a volunteer organization of their choice as well as a framed porcupine quill picture for their efforts in building our communities through volunteering.

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Government of the Northwest Territories
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