The VOscars is a highlight of the year for the city’s volunteers and non-profits. The event celebrates Ottawa’s vibrant volunteer community and gives special recognition to those individuals, organizations and businesses that have made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
The 2017 VOscars will be held on April 26 at Ottawa City Hall. The ceremony will begin with a reception from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, followed by presentation of the Awards.
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Dave Smith – eminent Ottawa volunteer, philanthropist and entrepreneur. The ceremony will be hosted by well known Ottawa media personality Carol Anne Meehan.
By sponsoring this event you will be contributing to the causes of hundreds of non-profits and charities in the Ottawa region who rely on volunteers to achieve their missions- whether it is helping children in need, the disadvantaged, the homeless, people with disabilities or any number of causes that are represented in the city. VO currently offers three levels of sponsorship; Diamond, Emerald and Ruby sponsorship. For more information on how you can support the 2017 VOscars click here.
Do you know someone who exemplifies the spirit of volunteering? Do you know a young person or senior who has made a significant contribution to our community through their volunteering efforts? Do you know a corporation, business or organization that supports volunteering among its employees, that successfully promotes diversity in volunteering, that built a successful volunteer program?
The deadline for volunteer nominations is March 3rd, 2017.
This year’s VOscars Awards include:
This Award is given to an individual or group of individuals that best exemplifies the spirit of volunteering in Ottawa.
Nominees in this category are young people in the community who have made a significant contribution through their volunteer efforts.
This Award is given to a senior citizen who has made a meaningful impact in the community through their volunteer efforts.
Nominees in this category have dedicated their professional skills in providing leadership, supporting volunteerism and giving back to the community.
Nominees in this category are corporations and businesses that demonstrate social responsibility practices by supporting volunteering among its employees.
This Award is given to a business or organization that dedicates its volunteer efforts to bringing people and/or organizations together in the interests of volunteerism.
Nominees in this category include individuals or organizations who have successfully promoted diversity in volunteering.
Individual or organization that promotes supports and/or engages our community’s diverse populations in volunteering defined as:
This Award is given to a non-profit organization in the Ottawa region that has built a successful, thriving volunteer program based on effective volunteer management principles and practices.