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National Impact Awards

The Canadian Cancer Society Impact Awards recognize impact, innovation and excellence. They provide the Society with the chance to celebrate those who are making a difference in the fight against cancer. They are the highest honour we can present to an individual or group. 

For more information contact: impactawards@cancer.ca 

  • Leadership

    These awards are offered annually to volunteers who have made significant contributions as leaders in the fight against cancer.

    Outstanding Youth Leadership Award
    This award recognizes a Canadian Cancer Society youth volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership skills.

    2016 recipients
    Maike van Niekerk
    Shadi Mousavi-Nia

    Medal of Courage
    The Medal of Courage is presented to a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer who has demonstrated exceptional courage in their personal battle with cancer or as a caregiver to someone who has had cancer. In doing so, they serve as an inspiration and role model to others.

    2016 recipients
    Brock Ramsay
    Delila Chenery
    Mariette Lafrance
    Agnes McCarthy
    Ron Levy
    Teresa Bell
    John Hunt
    Diane Devitt
    Micheline Bélanger

    Transformational Leadership Award
    This award recognizes an individual or a group that has played a part in transformational change within the Canadian Cancer Society through their exceptional contributions and selfless volunteer leadership.

    2016 recipient
    Shelly Norris 

    Leadership in Community Engagement Award
    This award recognizes an individual or a group whose significant and innovative contributions as well as selfless volunteer leadership led to a progressive change within a Canadian Cancer Society program, event or activity. Community can be defined in terms other than geographic.

    2016 recipients
    John Osler
    Margaret Davis

  • Program delivery

    Program in Action Award
    The Program in Action Impact Award is offered annually to an individual, a group or an associated Society program that has made a lasting impact on the Society’s mission.

    2016 recipient
    Miss UV team and Miss UV volunteers

  • Public policy

    Leadership in Public Policy Award
    This award is offered annually to an individual or a group that has made a significant contribution to the fight against cancer within the public policy domain.

    2015 recipient
    Michael Perley

  • Revenue generation

    These awards are offered annually to individuals, corporations or community partners that have made a significant leadership and/or financial contribution to the fight against cancer.

    Golden Corporate Achievement Award
    This award recognizes a corporation/business partner that has provided exceptional leadership and/or financial support for the Canadian Cancer Society. It has embraced the Society’s mission and has become a pillar of support.

    2016 recipient
    Golf Canada

    Corporate Achievement Award
    This award recognizes a corporation/business that has made a significant financial contribution to 3 or more divisions of the Canadian Cancer Society.

    2016 recipient
    Industrial Alliance

    Relay For Life Award of Excellence – Leadership
    This award is given to a committee of volunteers within a community who have made exceptional contributions and demonstrated exemplary leadership in overseeing a Relay For Life event.

    2016 recipient
    Relay For Life Listowel

    Relay For Life Award of Excellence – Team
    This award is given to a team that embodies the spirit of Relay For Life (celebrate, remember, fight back) and serves as a model for other teams in terms of revenue generation, community engagement and mission integration.

    2016 recipients
    L’espoir donne des ailes
    Moms on the Run

    Community Achievement Award
    This award recognizes an independent or third-party group that has initiated or championed a fundraising event in an innovative or unique way resulting in a significant financial contribution and, in the process, has developed a sustainable event.

    2016 recipient
    Colon Cancer Gala

Divisional volunteer awards

The Canadian Cancer Society Division Awards Program is designed to encourage divisions to recognize individuals and groups (recipients) in a meaningful way for their contribution in the fight against cancer. 

The program provides an opportunity to recognize recipients in a way that is consistent across all divisions and is intended to reflect the continued esteem held for each recipient and their contributions, even as the Society changes and evolves.

The program will provide a platform to build on accomplishments and inspire recipients to strive for the highest honour across the Canadian Cancer Society that we can present to an individual or group: a National Impact Award for service in Public Policy, Program Delivery, Revenue Generation or Leadership.

Submission deadline is November 4, 2016. Contact Kim Veino for further details: kim.veino@ns.cancer.ca or 1-800-639-0222.

Download 2016 National Impact Awards Nomination Package

Download 2016 Division Impact Awards Nomination Package

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