Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award

Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award

The Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award was created in 2009 to honour the lifetime voluntary contributions of an individual, with Anne Walton being the first recipient. 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:

  • Has demonstrated an exemplary long-term commitment to the voluntary sector through sharing their expertise, skill set and knowledge
  • Has accumulated over 25 years of volunteer experience with one, two or three community service organizations
  • Is a true role model for other volunteers in their organization or in the community
  • Has left a legacy through volunteer efforts of which the positive effects on the community continue to be visible
  • Sets the example for how just one individual can make such an enormous impact in their community by helping others so unselfishly.

Past Winners:

  • 2018: Lyla Durette (William Osler Health System)
  • 2017: Antoinette Allen (Supportive Housing In Peel)
  • 2016: Allan Ridley (City of Mississauga Older Adult Centre), Lion Robert Emond (Mississauga Cooksville Lions Club)
  • 2015: Shirley Daniels (The Riverwood Conservancy)
  • 2014: Bill Goursky (United Way of Peel Region)
  • 2013: Evelyn Carriere (Alzheimer Society of Peel)
  • 2012: Mike McGinnis (Vita Centre)
  • 2009: Anne Walton