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National Impact Awards

The Canadian Cancer Society’s volunteer Impact Awards are the highest honour that an individual or a group of volunteers can receive. The volunteer Impact Awards recognize the remarkable generosity and commitment of our amazing collective of volunteers that go above and beyond to advance our mission.

From coast-to-coast, we are recognizing over 100 volunteers, participants and partners who are making a difference in the face of cancer in 2019 through Our Impact Awards.

We want to express our sincere congratulations to the winners of this year’s Impact Awards. We are deeply grateful for their support, time and energy in improving the cancer experience for the 1 in 2 Canadians who are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Together, we are a force-for-life in the face of cancer. We respect the privacy preferences of our recipients and not all award recipients are listed here.

For more information contact: impactawards@cancer.ca 

  • 2019 National Awards

    Outstanding Youth Leadership
    Brysen Howe - Prairies

    Lifetime Achievement
    Darcy Hulston - Prairies

    Leadership in Public Policy
    Murray Gibson - Prairies

    Leadership In Community Engagement
    Grand Lodge of Manitoba Ancient and Accepted Masons - Prairies

    Inspirational Leadership
    Jennifer Traub - BCY

    Fundraising
    Spring Yard Clean up for Cancer - Ontario

    Distinction in Mission Impact
    Dorey Fox - Prairies

    Corporate Champion
    The Baranyk Family, Pratts Wholesale Food Service - Prairies

    Community Team Spirit Nose Creek Kodiaks - Prairies

    Medal of Courage
    Cheryl Golosky - Prairies
    Yaslyma Ramsankar - Ontario

  • 2016 NL Division Impact Awards

    National Impact Awards 2016

    Outstanding Youth Leadership Award - Maike van Niekerk (Western)
    Medal of Courage – Agnes McCarthy (Western)

    Division Awards Program 2016 Recipients

    Program Delivery

    Distinction in Support Programs – Pam Bry (Eastern)

    Revenue Generation

    Corporate Champion Award - Grand Toyota (Central)
    Community Champion Award - Women’s Institute (Eastern)
    Leadership in Fundraising – Relay For Life – Trinity Conception Committee (Eastern)

    Leadership

    Distinction in Volunteer Leadership – Jolene George (Eastern)
    Inspirational Achievement in Volunteer Youth Leadership – Mackenzie Dove (Eastern)
    Award of Courage – Karen Keough-Stuckless (Central)
    Caregiver Award – Wilfred Baker (Eastern)

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