Call for 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Award Nominations

Communiqués de presse

January 12, 2011 - The Government of the Northwest Territories wants to recognize the Territory’s most outstanding volunteers.

Every year, through its Department of Municipal and Community Affairs, the GNWT pays tribute to individuals and organizations who have improved the quality of life for NWT residents through significant voluntary commitment by presenting them with Outstanding Volunteer Awards.

“The NWT is home to thousands of volunteers who make our communities strong and vibrant places to live,” said Minister Robert C. McLeod. “We have exceptional individuals and groups who go above and beyond in their efforts to serve their communities by volunteering.”

Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Youth Volunteer Award

  • Elder Volunteer Award

  • Outstanding Group

  • Outstanding Volunteer

The deadline for nominations is March 25, 2011.

Volunteer Awards have been presented, since 1991, to individuals and groups nominated by the public for their volunteer work. Not only do these awards draw attention to the award recipients, they draw attention to the effort made by all NWT volunteers.

Recognizing outstanding NWT volunteers is an important part of the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Building our Future initiative, which aims, in part, to improve support to the voluntary sector. Strengthening the voluntary sector will work to support our goals of healthy, educated people and sustainable, vibrant, safe communities as envisioned in the 16th Assembly’s Vision of Northerners Working Together.

Further information and nomination forms are available at all MACA and community government offices, or on MACA's website.

For more information, contact:

Ian Legaree
Director, Sport Recreation and Youth Division
Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 873-7245