RBC Bright Future Award

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

35th Annual Volunteer Awards

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Victoria Inn

Deadline for nominations is
Friday February 2, 2018


RBC Bright Future Award

RBC invites you to submit nominations for the RBC Bright Future Award.

The Award

Young people have the confidence, optimism and inspiration to re-imagine how our country works and RBC is committed to empowering Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. Working together with young people, RBC brings community leaders, industry experts, governments, educators and employers to help design solutions and harness resources for young Canadians. By helping young people unlock their potential and launch their careers, RBC can assist them with building a stronger future for themselves, and a more prosperous Canada for all.

RBC has established the RBC Bright Future Award to be given out at the annual Volunteer Awards Dinner. The award recognizes individuals or groups who have volunteered their time to help youth (ages 13-29) overcome barriers and prepare for success in the areas of career readiness and future readiness.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Any resident, group, or community in Manitoba who demonstrates they have assisted a young person (ages 13 - 29) in the following areas:

  • Career Readiness - includes mentorship, enabling access to career exploration, network building, experiential learning/work placements or up-skilling youth with 21st century skills.
  • Future Readiness - includes volunteerism to help youth access/navigate resources and supports, education, awareness building, mentorship, empowerment of youth, or assisting youth in overcoming barriers.

Candidates must have performed such a service on a volunteer basis only and not for compensation.

Judging Criteria

Nominations will be judged by an independent panel of judges. All nominators and candidates will be notified in writing of the judge's decision.

The award consists of a $5,000 donation from the RBC Foundation to a registered charity of the recipient's choice. It will be presented by RBC at the Volunteer Awards Dinner on April 19, 2018, at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre.

Judges may give special consideration to nominations that result in a long term benefit and have significant community impact.

Submitting a Nomination

Please include the following information in a concise document (two pages or less):

  • IDENTIFICATION of a need in the community.
  • METHOD of which nominee addressed the need.
  • ACTIVITY the nominee undertook.
  • LEADERSHIP shown by nominee.
  • PERSEVERANCE in facing any challenges or obstacles the nominee may have had to deal with.
  • IMPACT of nominee's efforts on individual person or group receiving help.
  • SUMMARY of the essence of the nomination indicating why the nominee should receive the award.

Attach any supporting documentation that helps to describe the exceptional volunteer efforts and community leadership of the nominee.

Nomination Forms

Online Form