Volunteer, Employee and Community Awards

"Festival of Recognition"

Every year, our employee, volunteer and commun​ity awards celebrate organizations and individuals who are working to build a more inclusive society. These people make a difference in the lives of​ thousands of Canadians living with a disability. 

We are now launching our Annual Volunteer Awards program for 2018. This is a great opportunity to recognize the people and organizations that make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. 

Our theme this year is "Engaging Life" and we would like you to help us honour some of the most engaging people - those who volunteer with March of Dimes Canada. Let’s take this opportunity to recognise all the people who make a difference and their contributions.

Nominations deadline has been extended to August 24, 2018.

Download the nomination forms from the Awards pages listed below or contact:

Christine De Angelis
Executive Assistant to the President & C.E.O.
416-425-3463 ext. 7390


  • Award of Merit for Barrier-Free Design
    Awarded to an owner(s) of a building or facility that has been designed or renovated with special regard to accessibility for persons with a disability.

  • Community Partnership Award
    Awarded to an organization or community group for outstanding collaboration with March of Dimes Canada in support of persons with disabilities.

  • Judge George Ferguson Award
    Awarded to a business, organization or individual contributing in an outstanding way to enabling “equality and full participation” for people with disabilities.

  • Reverend Roy Essex Award
    Awarded to a long-term volunteer who has demonstrated a high degree of commitment and made an outstanding contribution to the goals of March of Dimes Canada.

  • Rick Hansen Award of Excellence
    Awarded to someone who has demonstrated the dedication and commitment exemplified by Rick Hansen, and has achieved international recognition in aiding adults with physical disabilities.

  • Richard Kall Employee Award of Excellence
    Awarded to any full or part-time employee who demonstrates selflessness, excellence, improves the work environment and enhances customer service.

  • The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award
    Awarded for service to March of Dimes Canada in the areas of fundraising, service or policy.

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Award
    Awarded to a business, organization, or agency making an outstanding contribution to the vocational rehabilitation and employment of adults with physical disabilities.

  • Wade Hampton Employment Training Bursary
    Awarded to any Canadians with a physical disability requiring financial assistance to pursue a profession or career goal.

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