V-Oscars

The V-Oscars

Maritime Ontario presents this incredible night
in honour of outstanding volunteers and the people who lead them.

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The 3rd Annual V-Oscars

The premiere volunteer recognition event in Peel returns on Thursday, April 19, 2018! We believe volunteer recognition is a pillar of good volunteer engagement, which adds value to a volunteer experience and inspires others. While volunteer recognition takes many forms, the V-Oscars presents a unique opportunity for Volunteer MBC member organizations to show how much they appreciate their outstanding volunteers and give them an experience unlike any other.

Nominations

Volunteer MBC Member Organizations submit nominations to be considered by the Judging Committee. The nomination period is now closed. Accepted nominations have received a validation from the Elections Clerk. Purchase your V-Oscars tickets and join us to honour the nominees!

About the Awards

Featuring 10 amazing categories

Browse the categories, criteria and past winners.
Leader in Volunteer Engagement

Leader in Volunteer Engagement

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Reading Time: 1 minuteThis award is open to individuals who are responsible for recruiting, supporting, and managing volunteers within their organization. This award is given…
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Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award

Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award

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Reading Time: 1 minute This award honours companies/businesses in the Peel region that support their staff involvement in volunteer activities or events. This award recognizes…
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Youth LEaD by Example Award

Youth LEaD by Example Award

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Reading Time: 1 minute New in 2018, the Youth LEaD Award recognizes youth groups (under 19) in Peel that have contributed to the cause of…
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Helping Hands Award

Helping Hands Award

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Reading Time: 1 minute The Helping Hands Award recognizes individuals who contribute many hours and may not necessarily fall under any of the other award…
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Leader of Tomorrow Award

Leader of Tomorrow Award

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Newcomer Gem Award

Newcomer Gem Award

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Reading Time: 1 minute Newcomers account for close to half of Peel’s population, so this award is open to individuals who have lived in the…
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Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award

Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award

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Reading Time: 1 minute The Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award was created in 2009 to honour the lifetime voluntary contributions of an individual, with Anne Walton…
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Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership

Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership

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Reading Time: 1 minute The Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership was launched in 2014 to honour Ms. Bonnie Yagar, founding and past President…
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John Huether Award for Volunteering Excellence

John Huether Award for Volunteering Excellence

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Reading Time: 1 minuteThe John Huether Award for Volunteering Excellence was created in 2010 to honour the late, Mr. John Huether. Mr. Huether’s 2007 report,…
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Family Voluntree Award

Family Voluntree Award

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Reading Time: 1 minuteNew this year, the Family Voluntree Award recognizes the power of volunteering to bring families together. Whether it’s a parent and child,…
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How much do tickets cost?

Individuals nominated for a V-Oscar, be they volunteers or leaders of volunteers, each receive 1 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars.
If a youth group or corporate group is nominated, the group’s representative receives 1 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars.
Everyone else is asked to find ticket prices here on the V-Oscars ticketing page where current prices are listed.

Who can submit a nomination?

Nominations can be submitted by Volunteer MBC member organizations in good standing.

How many nominations can an organization submit?

Organizations can nominate 1 nominee in each of the following Award Categories:

Volunteer – John Huether Award for Volunteer Excellence
Volunteer – Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement
Volunteer – Newcomer Gem Award
Volunteer – Leader of Tomorrow Award
Volunteer – Helping Hands Award
Volunteer – Lifetime Achievement Award
Volunteers – Family Voluntree Award
Leader of Volunteers – Leader in Volunteer Engagement Award
Youth Group – Youth LEad by Example Award
Corporate Group – Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award

I've been nominated, but I can't attend. Can I give my ticket to someone else?

Nominees are each honoured with a free ticket to the V-Oscars, but these tickets are non-transferrable because the event is held in honour of the volunteers. If you cannot attend and you are selected as the award winner, Volunteer MBC will accept the award on your behalf and you can arrange to retrieve your V-Oscar afterwards.

I've nominated a group. Do they pay for tickets?

If you nominate a youth group or corporate group, the representative you select will receive 1 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars. The other members of the group would have to purchase a ticket to attend.

I've nominated a family. Do they pay for tickets?

If you nominate a family, the nominee will receive 2 free non-transferrable ticket to the V-Oscars. The other members of the family would have to purchase a ticket to attend.

When is the deadline to submit nominations?

The nomination period will officially close on Saturday, March 31st at 11:59pm ET. Do not wait until the last minute!

What is the dress code for the V-Oscars?

The V-Oscars is a glamourous event in the style of those fancy award galas you see on tv, except ours is held in honour of volunteers! However, we do not impose dress codes and invite you to dress however you are most comfortable. Most attendees usually dress in a formal or semiformal way. Keep in mind, media are invited to attend the event and many photos and videos are captured. Just be the best version of yourself!

What happens at the V-Oscars?

The V-Oscars is a fun event for all. There’s entertainment, dinner, special guests, an auction and of course, the presentation of our award nominees and winners!