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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

  • Quebec’s Provincial Recognition Program

    The Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) Recognition Program permits the development, promotion and preservation of a culture of recognition that highlights the contributions of volunteers who are at the heart of our activities.

    There is an annual Recognition Gala for CCS volunteers from the Quebec Division. This is the leading event designed to highlight the exceptional work of our volunteers who are at the heart of our activities.

    The Pinnacle Prize
     The Pinnacle Prize

    To pay tribute to volunteers the Pinnacle Prize was created as part of the new Recognition Program.

    This bronze work, with its rock effect, represents the harsh reality of the disease. The personages are united in their support of those living with cancer, fighting with them, facing their daily trials with them and, ultimately, conquering the disease.

    The Pinnacle Prize was designed by multidisciplinary artist Hélène Coulombe, a 1971 graduate of the École des beaux-arts in Quebec City. The works were made at the Musée du Bronze d’Inverness, in the Centre-du-Québec region.

    Bas de vignette : The word “pinnacle” symbolizes the high degree of honour. This prize is awarded during the Recognition Gala that is held at the annual volunteer meeting in November.

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