Community Spirit Awards

2020 Community Spirit Awards cancelled

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the town’s commitment to slowing the spread of the virus, our Community Spirit Awards event originally scheduled for June 11 has been cancelled.

Nominations are no longer being accepted and any submissions received to date will be considered for next year’s event. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

We celebrate Oakville’s best and brightest volunteers for their contributions at the Community Spirit Awards

The Oakville Community Spirit Awards honour individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who contribute to the life of our neighbourhoods or community. Awards are presented to those who have  demonstrated ongoing leadership, dedication and involvement in Oakville.

2019 Community Spirit Award attendees

2019 Community Spirit Award attendees

Selection criteria

All award nominees must demonstrate:

  • Special or unique qualities that highlight how the person/organization has made a difference in the community;
  • Leadership, dedication, innovation and creativity; and
  • Long-term benefits or impact to the community.

The selection process

A Selection Committee consisting of Council members and community leaders will review each nomination and select the recipients. The Selection Committee reserves the right to move a nomination to a more appropriate category, if necessary. All decisions made by the Selection Committee are final.

Award Categories

Access Award – sponsored by Access Abilities

Recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses or organizations that have made or are making a significant or ongoing voluntary contribution, beyond legislated requirements, to the well-being and advancement of people with disabilities.

Arts Award – sponsored by The Oakville Beaver

Recognizes an individual or organization that, through their volunteerism, has contributed to nurturing and enhancing the arts in Oakville.

Group Volunteer Award – sponsored by FirstOntario Credit Union

Recognizes a group of three or more individuals who have come together to volunteer their time toward a shared goal/activity or event involving leadership, innovation and creativity. Activities or events can benefit all ages.

Heritage Award – sponsored by Genworth Financial Canada

Recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Oakville by aiding in the preservation and celebration of Oakville’s natural, built or cultural heritage.

Individual Volunteer Award – sponsored by the Oakville Community Foundation

Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution towards improving the well-being of Oakville residents of any age group.

Senior Award – sponsored by Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence

Recognizes a senior individual or group (65 years and older) that has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the Oakville community.

Youth Award – sponsored by RBC Royal Bank

Recognizes a youth individual or group (18 years and under) that has made positive contributions towards enriching Oakville’s quality of life.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Julie Pennal, Community Spirit Awards Chair at 905-845-6601, ext. 3978 or csa@oakville.ca.


Thank you to our Community Spirit Award Sponsors

Access Abilities, Access Award sponsor

Access Abilities, Access Award sponsor

Oakville Beaver, Arts Award sponsor

Oakville Beaver, Arts Award sponsor

First Ontario Credit Union, Group Volunteer Award sponsor

First Ontario Credit Union, Group Volunteer Award sponsor

Genworth Canada, Heritage Award sponsor

Genworth Canada, Heritage Award sponsor

Oakville Community Foundation, Individual Volunteer Award sponsor

Oakville Community Foundation, Individual Volunteer Award sponsor

Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence, Senior Award sponsor

Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence, Senior Award sponsor

RBC Royal Bank, Youth Award sponsor

RBC Royal Bank, Youth Award sponsor