Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Victoria Inn

Deadline for nominations is
Monday February 5, 2018


Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award

Call for Nominations

Launched on the occasion of the International Year of Volunteers 2001, the Lieutenant Governor's Awards recognize individuals for their contributions to the community through voluntary service.

The Honourable Janice Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba recognizes that volunteerism is one of the pillars of a strong society. Volunteering is a major component of a healthy community. These awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding efforts that Manitoba volunteers provide to their community.

The first level of the Awards is the Lieutenant Governor's Make a Difference Community Award. This award is presented to individuals from the Province of Manitoba. From these recipients, one will be chosen to receive the overall Lieutenant Governor’s Vice-Regal Volunteer Award.

The awards will be presented by the Lieutenant Governor at the Volunteer Awards Dinner on April 25, 2017, at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.


The Lieutenant Governor’s Make A Difference Community Award will be presented to individuals who have embodied the spirit of volunteerism and have made a lasting and meaningful contribution through their volunteer activities to one or more of the following:

  • Their communities
  • Charitable or non-profit organizations and groups
  • Community boards, associations, or groups
  • Public institutions (arts, education, correctional, health, libraries)
  • Church groups

Who Can Be Nominated?

Eligible nominees must:

  • Be living residents of Manitoba who have been actively involved in volunteer service.
  • Have contributed significant time and service without any remuneration or compensation for their efforts.
  • Have made a contribution to the community and demonstrated the spirit of volunteerism.
  • Through their service, have provided the community, peers and colleagues with a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of volunteerism.
  • Have done volunteer work in Manitoba.


An independent panel of judges reviews all nominations and selects the awards recipients. All nominators and candidates will be notified in writing of the judges' decisions.

Submitting a Nomination

Nominators are to complete the nomination form and include a letter of reference and/or support from a community member, business or organization. Tell us about your nominee and what makes this person exceptional. Please be as thorough as possible as the information received will be the only information available to the judges.

Please limit submission to two pages.

Nomination Forms

Online Form

Printable Form