Newcomer Gem Award

Newcomer Gem Award

Newcomers account for close to half of Peel’s population, so this award is open to individuals who have lived in the community for less than 3 years, and who have realized the many benefits of volunteering. The inaugural presentation of this award took place at Volunteer MBC’s 2012 Annual General Meeting and 2nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Event held in April 2012.

Award criteria:

  • Moved to Canada less than 3 years ago
  • Has demonstrated how they have provided an admirable contribution to their new community as a volunteer
  • Has shown an exemplary commitment to share their expertise, skill set and knowledge as a volunteer
  • Devotes an abundance of their time and is passionate about helping others
  • Sets a positive example for how newcomers can use their volunteering contributions to help define the path for a new life in the community

Past Winners:

  • 2017: Kathrin Mack (Caledon Community Services)
  • 2016: Renan Orquiza (Credit Valley Conservation)
  • 2015: Shirley Daniels (The Riverwood Conservancy)
  • 2013: Sukhjit Singh (Volunteer MBC)
  • 2012: Bijumon Peter (Volunteer MBC)