Lieutenant Governor's Community Leadership Awards

39th Annual Virtual Volunteer Awards

39th Annual Virtual Volunteer Awards

Saturday, October 1, 2022
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Deadline for nominations is
Sunday June 5, 2022


Lieutenant Governor's Community Leadership Awards

The Lieutenant Governor's Community Leadership Awards recognize individuals from across Manitoba for their exceptional contributions to the community through leadership in voluntary service.

Those considered for the award will have played a significant role in IDENTIFYING a need in the community, INITIATING creative and meaningful ways to fill that need, and MOTIVATING others to join them in service for the greater good.

A total of three awards will be presented, one in each of the following categories:

  • Rural/Northern
  • Urban
  • Youth (16-25 yrs)

Having spent many years in the voluntary sector, Her Honour The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, C.M., O.M., Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, strongly believes that leadership is action, not position. Her Honour celebrates volunteerism as one of the pillars of a strong society and recognizes that service to others is a major component of a healthy community.

Eligibility Criteria

The Lieutenant Governor's Community Leadership Awards 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).
  • Faith-based groups.

Eligible nominees must:

  • Be living residents of Manitoba who have been actively involved in volunteer service, and encompass the spirit of volunteerism in their daily lives, striving to inspire others.
  • Contribute significant time and service to the community without any remuneration or compensation for their efforts.
  • Through their service, provide their peers, colleagues and community at large with a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of volunteerism.

How to submit a nomination

  1. Complete the online nomination form (see below)
  2. Attach to the online form any supporting information you wish the jury to review. This could include: supporting letters (no more than 2), newsletter clippings (please submit only information pertaining to the nominee, and not a full newsletter), media coverage, or photos.
    Please note, you can only upload one attachment so please combine your information into one document. If you are not able to do so, please email additional information to and include the nominee's name and the award category in the subject line.


An independent panel of judges reviews all nominations and will select the award recipient(s). If selected as a recipient, nominees will be notified in early June.

Nomination Forms

Online Form