V-Oscars

About the Awards

Featuring 10 amazing categories

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

Leader in Volunteer Engagement

This award is open to individuals who are responsible for recruiting, supporting, and managing volunteers within their organization. This award is given to an individual…
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Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award

Corporate Volunteer Engagement Award

This award honours companies/businesses in the Peel region that support their staff involvement in volunteer activities or events. This award recognizes the voluntary efforts of…
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Youth LEaD by Example Award

Youth LEaD by Example Award

New in 2018, the Youth LEaD Award recognizes youth groups (under 19) in Peel that have contributed to the cause of a non-profit organization by…
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Helping Hands Award

Helping Hands Award

The Helping Hands Award recognizes individuals who contribute many hours and may not necessarily fall under any of the other award categories, but deserve recognition…
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Leader of Tomorrow Award

Leader of Tomorrow Award

Volunteer MBC strongly believes that youth are the leaders of our tomorrow. We also believe that it is our role to help nurture youth, to…
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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…
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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.…
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Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership

Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership

The Bonnie Yagar Award for Community Engagement Leadership was launched in 2014 to honour Ms. Bonnie Yagar, founding and past President of Volunteer MBC’s Board…
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John Huether Award for Volunteering Excellence

John Huether Award for Volunteering Excellence

The John Huether Award for Volunteering Excellence was created in 2010 to honour the late, Mr. John Huether. Mr. Huether’s 2007 report, Review of Volunteerism,…
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Family Voluntree Award

Family Voluntree Award

New this year, the Family Voluntree Award recognizes the power of volunteering to bring families together. Whether it’s a parent and child, partners, siblings or…
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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!