The contributions of Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s volunteer community have helped to change the cystic fibrosis (CF) story — and what a powerful, encouraging, and inspiring story it is. Thanks to their time and effort, we advanced research and care that has more than doubled life expectancy for a Canadian born with cystic fibrosis and brought CF to the forefront of Canadian and regional conversations. Today, thousands of volunteers help Cystic Fibrosis Canada, generously donating their time and energy to support the important work we do to realize our vision of a day when no individual or family will be affected by this disease.
The Volunteer Awards Program recognizes and honours individuals, groups and organizations whose volunteer contributions to Cystic Fibrosis Canada and its local chapters have made a significant impact on the lives of individuals with cystic fibrosis.
The program is peer driven, and volunteers are encouraged to submit nominations for volunteers they believe have gone above and beyond.
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM
Nominations for our National and Regional Volunteer Awards are now open. If you know a volunteer who has gone above and beyond, recognize their efforts but nominating them for an award!
The official call for nominations for National and Regional Awards is open until October 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Judging for the National and Regional Awards will take place during the following months and the awards will be presented from December to January.
2021 NATIONAL AWARD RECIPIENTS
It is only through the commitment, courage and passion of our outstanding volunteers that we continue to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Our volunteers take time from their busy lives to help make a difference in the CF community. Congratulations to the 2021 National Award recipients, together we are making a difference in the lives of Canadians impacted by cystic fibrosis.
The “Fred Blizzard Chapter of the Year” Award, recognizes a Chapter that demonstrates strength in fundraising, communications, volunteer development and partner support.
North Bay Chapter
Honours some of CF Canada’s most precious volunteers who have contributed in the fight against CF on a local, regional, and national basis for a minimum of 15 years. Recognizes an individual who has had a tremendous and long-lasting impact. The recipient of the award must have received previous national recognition.
Jackie & Mitch LePage
This award is offered to an individual or a group that has made a national contribution to the fight against cystic fibrosis through their advocacy efforts.
The award is designed to recognize an individual (between the ages of 20 and 35 years of age) who has displayed outstanding leadership and made an exceptional, inspirational and/or motivational contribution to CF Canada. Their contribution must have inspired volunteers to become involved at a chapter, regional, or national level.
Intended to recognize a healthcare professional who has demonstrated exceptional support to individuals or families living with CF.
Designed to honour healthcare and research professionals who have consistently contributed to the organization’s mission. Recipients of this award have moved beyond their professional association with CF to wholeheartedly embrace the CF cause. Through their outstanding dedication and/or volunteerism, they have become pillars of support and leadership for the organization.
Dr. Mark Chilvers, BC Children’s Hospital
Recognizes outstanding and sustained contributions to a CF Canada chapter in a leadership capacity by an individual, couple, or family who has contributed on an ongoing basis for a minimum of three years.
Tammy Strong Nancy Kotush
Recognizes a chapter that has demonstrated overall excellence in the area of fundraising.
Toronto & District Chapter
Honours a family impacted by CF that has made significant ongoing contributions to CF Canada, through their continued fundraising efforts as a family.
Bennett Family Beausoleil Family
Given to an individual who has made an exceptional sustained contribution of national impact to CF Canada for a minimum of 5 years.
Recognizes a chapter that has demonstrated overall excellence in the area of volunteer development.
Doug and Donna Summerhayes, founders of CF Canada, dedicated decades to the progress of CF research, healthcare, and disease awareness. The award is honours an individual with cystic fibrosis who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment of national impact to the CF cause.
Recognizes a young individual (19 years of age or under), who is a source of inspiration to others and has displayed leadership within the CF community on an ongoing basis.
The Julia award acknowledges groups or individuals who have made a sustained and ongoing financial contribution to the CF cause. This award is reserved for volunteers not associated with a chapter that raise awareness and funds through third party events.
Kin Club of Barrie
October 21, 2023
65 Roses Gala - Vancouver Fall 2023
Cystic Fibrosis Canada is excited to announce the 23nd annual 65 Roses Gala taking place on Saturday, October 21st, at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in person presented by Ronald S.Roadburg Foundation.
Date:Saturday, October 21st 2023
Venue: The Westin Bayshore- 1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
For sponsorship oppourtunites or donating an auction item, please contact Shae Fowler for further details at email@example.com
Holly and Corey Smith along with their team of family and friends have been longtime participants of the Kinsmen Club of Sackville Curling Funspiel and the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. Holly also sits on the Funspiel planning committee and took time to share her story with Kinsmen Andy Robinson.