2010 June Callwood Award Recipients Honoured
McGuinty Government Celebrates Ontario's Outstanding Volunteers
Ontario will recognize some of the province's outstanding volunteers at the upcoming June Callwood Awards ceremony.
The June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism recognizes exceptional leadership, innovation and creativity in volunteerism and community service. Included in this year's list of eighteen award winners are:
- A group of doctors who provide free eye-care in the Philippines
- A university student who works to improve body image and self-esteem for adolescent girls
- A professor who inspires students to volunteer for under-resourced community groups, and
- A community leader who advocates for people living with HIV/AIDS
The 2010 June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Awards for Voluntarism will be presented at a ceremony on April 23 during National Volunteer Week.
- June Callwood was a Canadian journalist, author, feminist and community activist. Her life's work reflected her strong conscience, sense of social justice, and the special attention she paid to issues affecting children and women.
- In 2007, the Ontario Government renamed the Outstanding Achievement Award For Voluntarism to recognize June Callwood's contributions to the province.
- An independent selection committee reviews the nominations to select award recipients.
“I believe that one volunteer can accomplish extraordinary things and change the world. These individuals and volunteer groups have played a major role on serious issues, improving the lives of Ontarians, Canadians and people around the world. They are truly exceptional role models.”
Dr. Eric Hoskins