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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

  • Local volunteer awards
    Della (Rowledge) Murphy Memorial Award

    Recognizes an individual who has significantly helped to further the mission of the Society, and has given long-term service.

    Outstanding Achievement in Fundraising Award

    Recognizes individuals or groups who involve their members, or the community to raise the funds for the Society.

    Eileen Fulford Memorial Award

    Recognizes individuals or groups who have shown exemplary contribution to the mission of the Society.

    Outstanding Donor Award

    Recognizes businesses or individuals who have provided financial or in-kind contributions to support the mission, and priorities of the Society.

    Outstanding Service Award

    Recognizes volunteers who have contributed significantly to the work of the Society.

    Relay for Life Spirit Award

    Recognizes a Relay For Life team who has shown an exemplary contribution to fundraising, and health promotion in their communities.

    Leaders of Tomorrow Award

    Recognizes volunteers under 30 years of age who has served as leaders and role models to young people in their communities through their volunteer work.

    Community Champion Award

    Recognizes the non-Canadian Cancer Society community, and organizations/corporations for special, specific and topical contributions to the Society.

    Excellence in Medicine and Health Award

    Recognizes an individual or organization which has assisted the Society to advance its mission of reducing the burden of cancer on Prince Edward Island.

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