Minister Gould appoints new members to Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee

January 11, 2022             Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced the appointment of five new members to Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee. The National Advisory Committee plays an important role in supporting the Minister by recommending award recipients.

Canadian communities continue to thrive thanks to the generous efforts of the country’s 12.7 million volunteers. Through Canada’s Volunteer Awards, the federal government highlights the importance of community engagement and aims to inspire all Canadians to get involved through volunteering. The call for nominations for the 2021 Canada’s Volunteer Awards was launched on December 5 and is open until March 4, 2022.

Committee members are all chosen by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Members are selected based on their experiences in the volunteer community and to reflect Canada’s cultural, linguistic and regional diversity.

Newly appointed National Advisory Committee members:

Brenda Martinussen, Balmoral, Manitoba
David Iwaasa, Burnaby, British Columbia
Myrna Adams, Brampton, Ontario
Nicolas Brown, Westlock, Alberta
Sylvia Parris-Drummond, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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