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Nominations for NWT outstanding volunteer award close April 9

The four winners of 2019's Outstanding Volunteer Awards pose at the legislature
The four winners of 2019's Outstanding Volunteer Awards pose at the legislature. From left: Bronwyn Watters on behalf of the Yellowknife Community Foundation, Margo Nightingale, Patrick Clancy, and Davonna Kasook. Sara Wicks/Cabin Radio

Nominations are being accepted for awards recognizing the NWT’s most dedicated volunteers, with April 9 the deadline to submit a name.

The award celebrates people who have made a remarkable difference to their community or organization. There are four categories: youth under 25, individuals aged 25 to 54, group, and Elder.

You can download the nomination form here and email it to, or mail or fax it to the nearest Department of Municipal and Community Affairs office.

Nominees must be NWT residents.



They are assessed on how long they’ve been volunteering (the minimum is 100 hours), the impact they’ve had, the “uniqueness and inclusiveness” of what they’ve done, their leadership role, and any challenges or barriers overcome to achieve their goals.

Winners receive a piece of northern artwork and $1,000 – double last year’s award – to donate to a volunteer organization of their choice.

In 2019, recipients included Margo Nightingale, Patrick Clancy, Davonna Kasook, and the Yellowknife Community Foundation.