Nominate a Volunteer from Markham Fair

Do you know someone from our Markham Fair organization who is an exceptional volunteer and excels beyond their normal volunteer duties?  Well put your nominations forward!  Fill out the online application. (see form below).  Markham Fair will collect your request and submit it to the proper government branch on your behalf.

Volunteer Awards

Every year, the government of Ontario and Canada allow their citizens to nominate individuals and organizations for a variety of volunteer awards. All the awards recognize the hard work of volunteers and organizations that are making exemplary strides in their immediate and extended communities.

Markham Fair is operated by a board of 24 directors and over 750 volunteers. That’s over 750 opportunities to be recognized individually or as a whole.

If you feel as if an individual deserves this kind of recognition within the Markham Fair, we encourage you to nominate them for a volunteer award.

Here are some examples of awards from the Government of Canada and Ontario:

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers:

  • Acknowledges outstanding contributions made by youth volunteers across the province
  • Must be between the ages of 15 – 24 and live in Ontario
  • Must have donated a large amount of time to a charity, non-profit organization or person and be a role model and inspire other young people to volunteer

Deadline for nomination: January 15

The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship:

  • Recognizes individuals who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to their community
  • Anyone living in Ontario that is no longer a representative in federal, provincial or municipal office

Deadline for nomination: July 17

Ontario Newcomer Champion:

  • Recognizes individuals or groups who celebrate and promote cultural heritage, foster and understanding of Ontario’s cultural diversity and assist newcomers to successfully settle and integrate in their community and province
  • Acknowledges those who help build social and civic inclusive communities that promote diversity and value
  • Individuals or groups residing in Ontario are eligible
  • Three categories:
  1. Celebrating Inclusion and Diversity
  2. Promoting Cultural Heritage
  3. Integration of Immigrants

Deadline for nomination: March 15

Ontario Senior Achievement Award:

  • Acknowledges individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their community after age 65
  • Seniors over 65 who have contributed in any number of fields

Deadline for nomination: June 15

Ontario Volunteer Service Award:

  • Recognizes individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization
  • Adults are recognized for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30+, 40+, 50+ and 60+ years of continuous service; youth are recognized for two or more years of continuous service
  • Those eligible must have:
    • Been active beyond simple membership in an organization that has been in existence for a minimum of five years
    • Not received payment for their volunteer work
    • Not performed the services as part of their regular business or professional duties

Deadline for nomination: January 25

June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism:

  • Recognizes individuals and groups for superlative volunteer contributions to their communities and to the Province of Ontario
  • Up to 20 individuals and/or groups receive this award each year
  • Individuals as well as groups such as non-profits, associations and co-operatives, and institutions and schools that reside in Ontario are eligible

Deadline: December 5

Please fill out this form to nominate your Volunteer:

The Nominee should reside in Ontario and can not be a current representative of a federal, provincial or municipal office.

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Nominee (Volunteer)

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Tell us about the Markham Fair Volunteer you are nominating for this special award and give the reasons why they deserve it.

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