Provincial Volunteer Awards

Nova Scotians appreciate the valuable time and contributions of volunteers.

47th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards

The ceremony took place on Monday, 20 September 2021.
Watch the Ceremony (YouTube)

Agenda 47th Annual Provincial Volunteer Awards - Ceremony (PDF 45kb)

47th Annual Provincial Volunteers Program (PDF 1.2 MB)

Every April in celebration of National Volunteer Week, the Province of Nova Scotia celebrates volunteers nominated by organizations and communities at the Provincial Volunteer Awards.

National Volunteer Week: 18 to 24 April 2021.

The 2021 Provincial Volunteer Award ceremony was held on Monday 20 September 2021.

Representative Volunteer Award

Each Mi’kmaq Community and municipality in Nova Scotia selects representative volunteer/s to receive the provincial award.

Speciality Awards

A citizen’s selection committee will consider all specialty award nominations received.

Youth Volunteer Award

Nominees for the Provincial Youth Volunteer Award must:

  • be a volunteer aged 13 to 24
  • have made a significant contribution to a range of causes, for at least 2 years
  • be willing to be nominated
  • have not previously received this award

Family Volunteer Award

Nominees for the Family Volunteer Award must:  

  • have demonstrated volunteer leadership and consistent caring for their community for at least 5 years
  • be a family of 2 or more people (not a couple), living in the same community
  • be willing to be nominated
  • have not previously received this award

Nova Scotia Strong Award

The Nova Scotia Strong Award recognizes an individual or group who come together to demonstrate resiliency in community during a time or event when people faced tragedy and struggle. Recipients will show that strength comes from community and the deep level of caring Nova Scotians have for one another.

Nominees for the Nova Scotia Strong Award can be individuals, groups or organizations. They must be residents of Nova Scotia, and willing to be nominated.

Applicants can nominate themselves, or someone else can nominate them.

Nominations have now closed for the 2021 Provincial Volunteer Awards


Hard copy nomination forms and submissions can be emailed
Provincial Volunteer Awards
Mail: PO Box 456, Halifax NS B3J 2R5
Fax: 902.424.0710

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Did you know?

More than 410,000 Nova Scotians volunteer, contributing an average of 192 hours per year. That’s almost 79 million hour of volunteering!