Volunteer Recognition Awards Program: ChangeTheWorld Recognition Award

Volunteer MBC's The V-Oscars - Volunteer Recognition Awards Gala

There are two categories for the ChangeTheWorld Recognition Award. The first is open to 'individuals' and the second is open to 'schools' (at the secondary/high school level).

This award is to recognize exemplary efforts that have occurred during the ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge. The campaign is funded by the Government of Ontario and delivered in partnership with the Ontario Volunteer Centre Network and has one goal: to get high school teens to volunteer in their community.

Volunteer MBC actively promotes the campaign to all of the local high schools across the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) encouraging youth and their schools to participate. Youth volunteers and/or their schools create activities or events to promote a cause that they have 'adopted' during the campaign. Some youth may choose from a list of community events/activities during the campaign. 

This award is to recognize youth or schools who stood out from everyone who had participated during the campaign. The inaugural presentation of this award took place at Volunteer MBC's 2012 Annual General Meeting and 2nd Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards Event held in April 2012.  

Eligibility criteria:

The 'individual' recognition award is presented to a youth who:

  • Has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the voluntary sector through sharing their expertise, skill set and knowledge during the ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge;
  • Resides or attends school in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) or has previously resided or attended high school (aged 14 to 18 years) during the past year when the campaign was held;
  • Devoted an abundance of their time and resources during the campaign, and is passionate about helping others;
  • Demonstrated their commitment to the ChangeTheWorld campaign by actively promoting the initiative among their peers and to school staff, and by taking a lead in active participation in an event/initiative which was held during the campaign timeframe (6 weeks);
  • Is an 'active' youth volunteer, demonstrating their on-going commitment to giving back to their community.

The 'school' recognition award is presented to a school (at the secondary/high school level), in the Region of Peel community (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon), who:

  • Has demonstrated exemplary involvement and commitment to the ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge;
  • Was able to involve high school students (aged 14 to 18 years) in activities or events during the campaign timeframe, whom may have not been previously involved in volunteering;
  • Helped to actively support the ChangeTheWorld campaign through promoting the initiative and Volunteer MBC;
  • Is able to demonstrate overall positive/successful results for their school involvement in the campaign.