Reverend Roy Essex Award

This award was created in 1981 for the late Reverend Roy Essex, who volunteered with polio survivors from the 30s and 40s. Reverend Essex travelled extensively throughout Ontario and continued to volunteer into his late 80s.

Download the Reverend Roy Essex Award nomination form: 

Reverend Roy Essex Award nomination form​​ (PDF)Reverend Roy Essex Award nomination form​​
Prix du Révérend Roy Essex​ (PDF)Prix du Révérend Roy Essex​

Eligibility Criteria

Any long-term volunteer with March of Dimes Canada who has:

  • Volunteered in the area of direct service, board, or advisory committee work, research, fund raising, public relations, or any other endeavor directly furthering the work and goals of March of Dimes Canada;
  • Demonstrated a strong degree of commitment to the agency and made contributions which have had a marked impact on the organization's goals;
  • Advanced and promoted awareness of PPS and PPS issues to health and allied professionals, caregivers, or the public.

Past Award Winners

2016 - Jim McCullough, Peterborough, Ontario
2015 - Colin Hardman, Oakville, Ontario
2014 - Diana Bullock, Newmarket, Ontario
2013 - Doug Harvey-Smith
2012 - 
Rick Berry, Richmond Hill, Ontario
 - Marc Belliveau, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 - David Graves, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2011 - Bruce Marchand, Halifax, Nova Scotia
2010 - Elizabeth Lounsbury, Markstay, 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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