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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.

    2017 recipient
    Louis Herbaux

    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.

    2017 recipients
    Amelia Orr
    Joanne Schiewe (posthumous) (2 medals)
    Julie Easley
    Dawn Cheeseman
    Sharon MacNeill
    Alain Boudreau
    Tom Shindruk

    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.

    2017 recipient
    William (Bill) Pratt

    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.

    2017 recipient
    Rita Sincennes

    Leadership in Corporate Volunteerism Award

    2017 recipient
    Shaw Communications

  • 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.

    2017 recipient
    Research Information Outreach Team

  • 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.

    2017 recipient
    La Coalition Québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac

  • 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.

    2017 recipient
    Sobeys FreshCo

    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.

    2017 recipient
    Relay For Life in Grand Joliette

    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.

    2017 recipient
    Windsor Wrecks

    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.

    2017 recipient
    Spring Yard Cleanup

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