Call for Nominations for Volunteer Recognition Awards

Nominations are now open for the City of St. Catharines’ Volunteer Recognition Awards. These awards aim to honour outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to our community through their volunteer efforts.

Individuals can be nominated for a Community Impact Award, which is given to those who have shown selfless dedication to an organization and/or made a significant difference in the community. Nominations are also being accepted for two other awards: the Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Margaret and Robin McLennan Youth Volunteer of the Year Award.

Nominees for the Mayor’s Volunteer of the Year Award should demonstrate leadership, and embody compassion, optimism and momentum. Candidates for the Margaret and Robin McLennan Youth Volunteer of the Year Award must be aged 24 or younger and promote acts of kindness, be involved in community service, and balance volunteerism and personal commitments with class, grace and tenacity.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the remarkable contributions of our volunteers. The selfless efforts made in our community truly symbolize the spirit of compassion and service that makes St. Catharines a special place to live.”

Andrea Connelly-Miele, City of St. Catharines community and events coordinator

Following the topic for National Volunteer Week organized by Volunteer Canada, this year’s theme is ‘Every Moment Matters’. The City is planning a celebration to recognize recipients on April 16. Nominees will receive the details directly.

For more details on the Volunteer Recognition Awards, or to submit a nomination, visit

Nominations close on March 17, 2024.

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