Recognition Nobilés 2019
Employer-Supported Volunteering Nobilé
Proposed by Dans la rue
The ALDO Group is at the heart of a remarkable partnership that has lasted almost 20 years! ALDO participates in various activities organized by Dans la rue, such as the Van, which offers a temporary respite to youth in need. ALDO gave 575 volunteering hours to the cause in 2018.
Volunteer Manager Nobilé
Alexandre Des Groseillers
Proposed by Dans la rue
Alexandre Des Groseillers is at the heart of the needs of his organization’s volunteers, employees, and youth. Through his understanding of the realities of others and his skills as a listener, he was able to develop a strong sense of belonging in volunteers, reducing the number of volunteers leaving the organization by nearly 50% between 2017 and 2018.
Group Volunteering Nobilé
Citoyens bénévoles de l’îlot de Murmures
Proposed by Centre d’écologie urbaine de Montréal (CEUM)
The volunteer citizens of l’îlot des murmures are at the heart of a citizen movement to appropriate public spaces. Around ten volunteer citizens have supported the CEUM by taking over municipal land and working as volunteers to redevelop it.
Exceptional Volunteer Nobilé
Pierre Croisetière is at the heart improving the safety of the visually impaired. As a person with a visual impairment, he has been involved with the RAAMM for 10 years, serving on the Board of Directors from 2012 to 2017 and on ad hoc committees, and has already performed three inspection tours of audible traffic signals in Montréal to date.
Volunteer Public Personality Nobilé
Proposed by the Centre Cummings
Rob Lurie is at the heart of a difference one person can make in the lives of others by giving of oneself. A journalist at CTV News for 22 years, he has shined a spotlight on major media events that have made him a friendly face at the Cummings’ activities such as the Annual Volunteer Recognition Party, an event in which he has been involved for 10 years.
Newcomer’s Commitment Nobilé
Proposed by Les Petits Frères
Rajaa Al Dawalibi is at the heart of the inclusion of intercultural diversity. Rajaa fled Syria after the civil way and immigrated to Québec. In less than three years, she left everything that was familiar to her, learned French, completed a college education, and works at an accounting job… all thanks in large part to her involvement as a volunteer with Little Brothers!
Professional skills-based volunteering Nobilé
Proposed by Y des femmes de Montréal
Marine Thomas is at the heart of initiatives to ensure her organization continues to thrive. This young vice-chair of the Women’ Y Board of Directors has many important responsibilities, such as chairing the Generation W Committee, which brings together young professionals dedicated to the organization.
Special Mentions Awards
Proposed by Academos
This first winner of the jury’s Special Mention award has been involved in causes such as supporting homeless women, sexual assault victims, persons with eating disorders, and families in need. At only 26 years old, she already has 14 years of volunteering experience under her belt, has hosted talks on TEDxQuébec and WE Day, and won a Woman of Distinction Award from the WOMEN’S Y Foundation.
Proposed by Centre des Loisirs Communautaires Lajeunesse
Élodie Vandwalle is a passionate graphic artist who decided to share her talents with the Centre de Loisirs communautaires Lajeunesse by creating all communications materials for two of the organization’s benefit events. This first skills-based volunteer in the organization inspired the Centre de Loisirs to approach other professionals to offer them volunteering opportunities.
CLUB des ambassadrices
Proposed by Centre d’Étude et de Coopération Internationale
The CECI’s Club des ambassadrices is a group of 65 influential women in Québec who are united in the fight for equality between women and men and the autonomy of women around the world. By supporting initiatives encouraging entrepreneurship through philanthropic and outreach activities, these ambassadors care about meeting the real needs of the women they support as adequately as possible, such as by supporting a five-year project in Burkina Faso to strengthen the economic power of female rice parboilers by increasing the value of rice produced in the country.