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
Prix du Très Honorable Paul Martin père
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
Awards Selection Committee
c/o Executive Assistant
March of Dimes Canada
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4