MP Larry Miller Encourages Local Nominations for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

April 16, 2015

MP Larry Miller Encourages Local Nominations for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards


Ottawa, ON – Recently, the Federal Government announced a call for nominations for the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards will be open from April 13th to June 30th, 2015. Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, encourages all nominations for deserving volunteers in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.


The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards recognize individuals and organizations that use innovative ideas and approaches to address social challenges. There are 17 awards in total: 15 regional awards – three awards for each of the five regions of Canada (Atlantic, Quebec, Ontario, the Prairies, British Columbia and the North), and two national awards.


The Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards were created as a way to annually recognize those who make exceptional voluntary contributions. The awards recognize individuals, not-for-profit organizations and businesses. Categories of the awards include: Community Leader, Business Leader, Social Innovator, Emerging Leader, and Lifelong Achievement.


“There are a number of outstanding volunteers in Bruce and Grey counties who volunteer their time to support their local communities,” said Miller. “If you know of an individual, business, or organization that you feel deserves to be recognized I strongly encourage you to nominate them for a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award.”


Recipients are recognized at an award ceremony and choose an eligible not-for-profit organization to receive a grant for $5,000 (regional award) or $10,000 (national award).


The deadline for nominations is June 30, 2015. For more information and the criteria of the awards please visit;