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OCDSB Community Recognition Awards: Nominate a Volunteer by March 27th!

OCDSB Community Recognition Awards: Nominate a Volunteer by March 27th!
Posted on 03/11/2020
OCDSB Community Recognition Awards: Nominate a Volunteer by March 27th!

The 2020 OCDSB Volunteer and Community Member Recognition Awards are just around the corner, and time is running out to submit your nomination! 


Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate volunteers who are making a difference in our schools for our students. Nominate a volunteer online by March 27th, 2020.



Every year, these awards recognize the valuable contributions of our community members, parents, and businesses. The 2020 awards will be presented on Wednesday, May 6th at Sir Robert Borden High School.


Here is a look back at last year’s inspiring award recipients:


Chair’s Award: Helen Crawford, School Council Chair at John McCrae Secondary School, was recognized for 14 years of active involvement on school council executives, where she has demonstrated strong advocacy and a collaborative approach toward achieving success.


Community Award: Following the 2018 Dunrobin tornado, West Carleton Secondary School student Sylvia Qi became the primary organizer of a Halloween event, so that local elementary students could experience Halloween in a safe, supportive community setting.


Community Partnership Award: Through a decade-long partnership with Frederick Banting Secondary Alternate Site, Doug Kendall and Grant Dillenbeck have become an integral part of a student club that explores topics such as equality, equity, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.


Distinguished School Council Service Award: Nancy Solange Parra-Dean has been part of Alta Vista Public School’s School Council since 2008, sharing her creative communication skills and helping to enhance the learning experience for students.


Excellence in Equity Award: Sachiko Okuda has been a longtime volunteer in the English Literacy Development (ELD) program, first at Rideau High School and then at Gloucester High School, where she supports students with reading, speaking, listening, and writing.


Volunteer of the Year Award: The awards celebrated three outstanding Volunteers of the Year. Kathy Laffin was recognized for her tireless volunteering at D. Roy Kennedy Public School and the role she played in fundraising for the school’s playground structure. Don and Patricia Amundrud were recognized for their weekly visits to Regina Street Alternative School, where they support a variety of activities and build lasting connections with students.


We look forward to celebrating this year’s nominees and recipients! OCDSB Community Recognition Awards: Nominate a Volunteer by March 27th!


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