Government of Canada seeks applications to join Canada’s Volunteer Awards’ National Advisory Committee
From: Employment and Social Development Canada
March 3, 2021 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada
Every day, volunteers throughout Canada make valuable contributions to their communities. The Government of Canada recognizes the difference they make in the lives of fellow Canadians through Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA), with the advice and support of a National Advisory Committee (NAC).
Today, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen, announced a call for applications for new NAC members.
The NAC is composed of up to 15 leaders and changemakers who have demonstrated knowledge, experience and commitment as volunteers. Its members provide advice and recommendations on the selection of recipients in several CVA categories and build awareness of the CVA program.
This call for applications will serve both to fill vacancies in the existing committee and to create a roster of pre-qualified candidates for future vacancies. NAC members will be selected by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and will serve a term of three years, with the possibility of extensions by one-year increments, for a maximum term of six years.
Interested individuals are encouraged to apply by April 8, 2021.
“As long-time volunteers and changemakers themselves, National Advisory Committee members are experts in the field and are leading positive change in their communities. The knowledge and insight that they have gained through their own experiences make them a valuable source of advice on the selection of Canada’s Volunteer Award recipients. I look forward to working with the new members as we continue to recognize the many contributions volunteers make in communities across Canada.”
– Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Ahmed Hussen
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