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Congratulations to 2021's Recipients!

Together with Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, Volunteer Manitoba was thrilled to announce the recipients of the 38th Annual Volunteer Awards!

Over the course of the last year, in the midst of a global pandemic, volunteers across Manitoba have been a beacon of selflessness and optimism. They provided essential services to our most vulnerable citizens, educated and mentored young Manitobans, and supported our frontline healthcare workers.

Whether they were able to continue to volunteer in person, or if they made the shift to working virtually, all of our volunteers deserve to be recognized for their exceptional show of solidarity and their commitment to the groups, charities, and non-profit organizations in our province.

We want to thank everyone who took the time to submit a nomination on behalf of an incredible volunteer, or volunteer group.

The Virtual Volunteer Awards Celebration 2020

Every year, the annual volunteer awards celebrate the dedication and commitment of volunteers across Manitoba. This year's recipients are incredible examples of how volunteers impact their communities, and now more than ever we need to ensure that Manitoba's volunteers are supported and celebrated as they get back to the important work they do for all of us.

On November 18th 2020, Volunteer Manitoba was thrilled to showcase the recipients of the 37th Annual Virtual Volunteer Awards for the first time via video. This was a unique opportunity to celebrate volunteerism, and recognize the hard work and commitment of Manitoba's volunteers at this special event! Congratulations once again to all of this year's honorees for the contributions they make in communities across our province.

We invite you to take some time to watch for yourself, and become inspired by the work being done to support communities across Manitoba. Together, let's celebrate!

In partnership with CTV Winnipeg, we select three volunteer programs to highlight every year at the Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner. These videos feature community Changemakers - volunteers who saw a need, took initiative, and found a way to fill that need. By volunteering their time, these Changemakers not only helped their community, they also helped themselves.

They, and so many others like them, define for us what it means to be a volunteer!

The VM Changemakers - 2020


The North End Women's Centre

NEWC is a community-based organization that has been serving women and their families since 1984. NEWC provides women with support, knowledge, and opportunity as they move forward on their journey towards independence and healthier lifestyle.

NEWC's purpose is to provide a friendly atmosphere, where women can receive the understanding, support, and resources they need to make informed choices about their lives. Resources include, but are not limited to, information, referrals, counseling, outreach, employment programs,
transitional housing, groups, and volunteer opportunities.

To learn more, visit

Brandon MCC Thrift Shop

The Brandon MCC Thrift Shop has been around since 1973, and is part of a larger network of non-profit thrift shops that support the local and global projects of the Mennonite Central Committee

(MCC). Proudly serving Brandon and the Westman community for 45 years, the Thrift Shop relies on generosity and donations in order to deliver the following benefits: providing a meaningful opportunity to volunteer, improving the lives of local families by offering useful items at affordable prices, and supporting relief and development work in over 65 countries around the world.

To learn more, visit

Rainbow Resource Centre

The Rainbow Resource Centre (RRC) offers support to the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55+. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals. RRC has a volunteer program, community library, and coordinates the community-led groups and committees that meet at RRC.

PFFOTI (Parents, Family, And Friends of Trans Individuals) is a social support group that exists to talk, listen, support and work towards understanding the thoughts, feelings, and conflicts that often go hand-in-hand with having a loved one who identifies as transgender. To learn more about Rainbow Resource Centre, and the community groups, visit


The VM Changemakers - 2019

Thrive Thrift Store

Thrive Thrift Store is a social enterprise arm of Thrive Community Support Circle. The shop supports community needs by providing affordable clothing, toys, linens & household items.

It also aims to empower families and individuals by providing volunteer opportunities where individuals can learn employment, social and life skills and gain work experience!

To learn more, visit

1Just City

1JustCity is an organization that supports three drop-in community centres in Winnipeg's core neighbourhoods: West Broadway, the West End and Osborne Village. They provide daily meals, art programming, senior's programs, haircuts, showers, laundry, toiletries, and clean undergarments. In the winter months, they also run the pop-up warming centre in Osborne Village: Just a Warm Sleep.

Each of the 1Just City drop-in sites serve those living with addictions, those without a place to call home, or those shunned by others based on race, income and sexual orientation.

To learn more, visit


Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc. (Ndinawe) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk youth in Winnipeg. Since 1993, their integrated services have been connecting vulnerable children and youth aged 11-17 with the shelter, culture, recreation, education, outreach and support they need for safe and healthy lives.

Open every day of the year, Ndinawe is an immediate and reliable place of safety, connection and support for youth during times of high risk when other resources are unavailable to them.

To learn more, visit


Visit our Facebook Page for photos from past Annual Volunteer Awards!