Community & Provincial Awards

Volunteer Markham’s Stanley Cup Award 

Volunteer Markham has been providing services for over 40 years largely through the efforts of volunteers.  The Stanley Cup Award was created over 20 years ago as a legacy and recognition to the impact that one volunteer can and did make. The Stanley Cup Award is presented annually, during Volunteer Appreciation Week, to a Volunteer Markham distinguished volunteer who continues on giving and serving as an inspiration to us all. 

Seen here is Volunteer Markham’s own team of Champions celebrating the VM Stanley Cup Award with City of Markham Mayor, Councillors and staff.

Additional Ways To Have Volunteers Recognized

Achieve Ontario is an official, standardized volunteer experience record that allows organizations and community members to acknowledge the immense contributions made by volunteers. It recognizes the skills, tasks, time and talent that goes into each volunteer opportunity and elevates outstanding individuals. 

Ontario Volunteer Awards:  Learn how to nominate someone for a Provincial Award including:

  1. Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

  2. Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

  3. June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism

  4. Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students

Other Provincial honours and awards can be found here.

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022 (April 24 – 30):  Volunteering Is Empathy In Action

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022, Volunteering Is Empathy In Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.  Let’s celebrate Canada’s volunteers. The empathy, compassion and generosity of volunteers creates connected communities and builds a stronger Canada. 

#NVW2022     #EmpathyInAction     #VolunteersBringHeart   


Get inspired:  Volunteer Markham and “organizations from coast to coast to coast joined in celebrating Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers virtually in April by sharing photos, videos and kind words on social media.  Check out their volunteer recognition posts on  Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.”