The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award

This award was created in 1988 in honour of former Honorary Campaign Chair of Ontario March of Dimes, the late Paul Martin Sr., who waged a personal battle against polio.

As Canadian Minister of National Health and Welfare in the 1950s, Paul Martin Sr. took the courageous step of delivering the country's universal vaccination program despite an atmosphere of great uncertainty. The vaccine eventually ended the threat of polio in Canada.

The award is presented annually for service to March of Dimes Canada in the areas of fundraising, service or policy  for over 12 years.

Download The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award nomination form:

  The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award nomination form​​ (PDF) The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award nomination form​​
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Eligibility Criteria

Volunteers who have completed 12 years or more of continuous service with the organization and who have made significant contributions in the area of fundraising, policy or service.

Past Award Winners

2016 - Roger Holland, Vancouver, British Columbia
2015 - Peter, Jan & Laura Bingeman, Petersburg, Ontario
2014 - Dr. Luis Barreto, Toronto, Ontario​
2013 - Doug Dineley, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
2012 - Princess of Wales Own Regiment, Kingston, Ontario
2011 - Joan Hobbs, Aylmer, Ontario

Contact Us

Awards Selection Committee
c/o Executive Assistant
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON  M4H 1A4
Tel: 416-425-3463
Toll-free: 1-800-263-3463
Fax: 416-425-1802


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