Call for Nominations – 2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

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Call for Nominations – 2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

Across Alberta, volunteers accomplish extraordinary things every day. It is because of their dedication and commitment that we have access to the recreational, cultural and social programs and facilities that are at the heart of strong, vibrant communities. Our exceptional volunteers are at the forefront of breaking barriers and creating a more inclusive and equitable society.

The selfless efforts of Alberta’s volunteers cannot be taken for granted. Volunteers and their indispensable contributions to our communities should be recognized and celebrated. By celebrating our volunteers we can empower others!

Will you take the time to help us celebrate Alberta volunteers?

Nominations for the 2020 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open and I encourage you to submit the names of those remarkable volunteers in your organization, school, and community. As in previous years, six awards will be presented in three categories of youth, adult, and senior. This year we are introducing three additional awards in the new Breaking Barriers category. The Breaking Barriers category will recognize outstanding volunteers who have promoted equality or reduced barriers for marginalized groups through their volunteer activities, advocacy and/or leadership. Three awards will be given to individuals or groups who are addressing racism, advocating for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion and fighting gender discrimination in their communities. The Stars of Alberta Awards ceremony will take place at Government House in Edmonton on December 4, 2020 as it is scheduled to coincide with International Volunteer Day, which falls on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Detailed information on the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards program can be found online at www.alberta.ca/stars-awards. The deadline for nominations is September 15, 2020.

Share your volunteer story and let it inspire others!

Sincerely,

Leela Sharon Aheer

Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women