Recognition Program

All heroes don't wear capes! Take time now to click on the link below to thank someone that has made it part of their day to make yours better. Come back anytime to nominate those that make our community a better place to live.

Tell us about a volunteer or team making a difference in our community ↓

Volunteer Markham's Community Champions Award

Volunteers are a precious resource, generously giving their time and talent. Volunteer contributions make life richer and better for all and make our community a better place.

Awards & Recognition

All heroes don’t wear capes! Take time now to browse through Volunteer Markham’s Volunteer Champions.

Individual Champions

Nicole Su supporting The Cross Cultural Community Services Association (TCCCSA)

Ada Sencio supporting The Cross Cultural Community Services Association (TCCCSA)

Daniel Deng supporting The Cross Cultural Community Services Association (TCCCSA)

Premal Shah supporting Future Majority – Mental Health

Shahab Shaikh supporting Markham Muslim Association, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Box Grove Connected, Box Grove Community Association, The Silent Auction and Plaza Palooza Community Festival

Gavin Au-Yeung Volunteer Markham Volunteer Marketing committee member
 
Ingrid Fan The Cross-Cultural Community Services Association (TCCSA) volunteer

George Sheen supporting The Foundation Fighting Blindness and Thornhill Seniors Camera Club

Manha and Laiba Yusuf supporting Mental Health, 360 Kids, Yellow Brick House, Inn From the Cold, Ontario Humane Society, Rose of Sharon Shanta Sunderson leading and supporting community based initiatives helping thousands during Covid-19 through We-Care York Region

Tauseef Raza Syed supporting Volunteer Markham Leeya Wilson supporting the Toronto Wildlife Centre (Wildlife Care Volunteer) Jennifer Law supporting the Toronto Wildlife Centre

Rehana Doobay supporting the Yellow Brick House Anne Nicholson supporting Markham Inter-Church Committee For Affordable Housing (MICAH)

Emily Strike supporting SickKids Hospital, Centre For Dreams, Em’s Entourage, Community Basketball

The Spotlight in April is on:

Stephanie Pollard supporting WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Stephanie Lee supporting Markham Ringette Association – Bear Cubs

Emma Cai supporting Markham Ringette Association- Bear Cubs

Stephanie Zahn supporting Markham Ringette Association – Bear Cubs

Bethan Thomas supporting Markham Ringette Association – Bear Cubs

Victoria Zhou supporting Volunteer Markham

Briana Zhong supporting Junior Markham Youth Council (JMYC) at the Cornell Community Centre; Gifts That Smile ; 360°kids Youth Ambassador Leader; Go Wild Nature Kits with World Wildlife Fund Canada

Abirah Rajeswaran supporting Change the World Markham and Volunteer Markham The Spotlight in

The Spotlight in May is on:

Sara Sharma supporting Change the World Markham (Volunteer Markham)

Thivya Jeyapalan supporting Change the World Markham (Volunteer Markham) Cartier Vettesse supporting The Food Bank of York Region

The Spotlight in June is on:

Coleson Baker supporting Blue Doors Jordan Kalist supporting Blue Doors

Erin Hill supporting Markham District Baseball Association Emily Wang supporting The Education Academy

Jason Fu supporting The Education Academy

Diya Bahl supporting The Education Academy

Cathy Tremblay supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

Edith MacGregor supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

Maria Maduro supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

Wendy and Kim Creasey supporting Alzheimer Society of York Region

The spotlight is on:

Andy Lee supporting The Education Academy; Education, Training & Awareness; Schools & local

Brian Yan supporting Coderlab.org; Scarborough Youth United; Youth Services; Education; Training & Awareness; Schools & local education; Youth Outreach & Development

Name

Award Category

Volunteering Experience

Emily Strike

Youth + Students Social Service

SickKids Hospital Ambassador, CF Dream Team Member, Community Basketball (previous)

Lakysha Moonemalle

Youth + Students Social Service

Youth Programs Team (Volunteer Markham)

Manha Yusuf

Youth + Students Social Service

Mental health, 360 kids, yellow brick house, in from the cold, Ontario humane society, Rose of Sharon

Tauseef Raaz

Newcomer Community

Volunteer Markham

George Sheen

Patron Community

Fighting Blindness Canada; Thornhill Seniors Camera Club

Stephanie Pollard

Community

WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Rehana Doobay

Social Service

Yellow Brick House

Kenneth Li

Social Service

Big Brothers Big Sisters of York

Sue Drummond

Community

WSMHA (Whitchurch Stouffville Minor Hockey Association)

Lily Ing

Community

Markham/Unionville Terry Fox Run, 351 Silver Star Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron, Markham Regional Ringette

Shanta Sunderason

Social Service

In addition to running a youth social group, Shaunta started a community volunteer group of over 200 members for distributing PPE items and essential goods to people and kids in need. When vaccinations were available, Shanta quickly founded PinkCars.ca to ensure all seniors received their vaccinations.

Team Award: MICAH (Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing)  

Name

Volunteering Experience

Maria Maduro

Alzheimer Society of York Region

Loretta Pisano

The Food Bank of York Region

Jordan Kalist

Blue Door

Abirah Rajeswaran

Change the World Markham (Volunteer Markham)

Samrit Rull

Luv Michael; United Lly; Cancer Kids First; Gift of Words Mentoring Program; Neonarrators; Medicazone

Briana Zhong

Junior Markham Youth Council (JMYC) ; Elementary school; Gifts That Smile ;

360°kids Youth Ambassador Leader ; Go Wild Nature Kits with World Wildlife Fund Canada 

Erin Hill

Markham District Baseball Association

Cartier Vettesse

The Food Bank of York Region

The spotlight in November is on:

Daniel Deng supporting The Cross Cultural Community Services Association 

Team Champions

The spotlight is on:

Julie Stevens and Susan Smith supporting Whitchurch Stouffville FoodBank

 

 

Meet Our Award Winning Q1 Volunteer Champions

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This vital program is made possible through the volunteer efforts by our Recognition Committee and by MNP, a proud supporter of Volunteer Markham’s Recognition Program.