Nominating individuals or companies that have supported you to prestigious competitions is a good way of expressing your gratitude to business people and companies for their support and of promoting this kind of initiative.
The Hommage bénévolat-Québec awards are given by the Quebec government to recognize the exceptional commitment and invaluable contribution of volunteers and organizations from every region of Quebec. They aim to reward the efforts of citizens and organizations in their communities as well as promote the growth of volunteering.
- The Young Volunteer – Claude-Masson category pays tribute to individuals aged 14 to 30 who are already very active volunteers in their community.
- The Volunteer category honours 17 individuals aged 31 or over who have made a special contribution through their social commitment in the community.
- Lastly, the Organization category recognizes non-profit organizations that have implemented innovative strategies and measures to guide and support their volunteers.
Awarded by the Premier of Quebec upon the recommendations of the Board of the Ordre national du Québec, this prize is the highest tribute bestowed by the Quebec government. The Ordre national du Québec is an award of excellence that, notably, crowns a career; it’s also the most rare and prestigious distinction granted by the province.
This homage reflects the pride that Quebecers feel towards the individuals who, thanks to their outstanding acccomplishments, have made an exceptional contribution to building and revitalizing Québec.
The award is under the responsibility of the Ordre national du Québec Secretariat.
The Prix interculturel de Montréal Abe-Limonchik honours the remarkable achievements of an individual, non-profit organization or private corporation. This distinction honours their commitment in advancing intercultural relations and promoting diversity in their respective areas of activity.
A number of awards are presented during an annual gala organized by Business for the Arts. These prizes are:
The Edmund C. Bovey Award
An award that honours a business professional who has demonstrated a lifetime of significant support or leadership in arts and culture in Canada. Click here to nominate.
The Arnold Edinborough Award
An award given to a young business professional under 40 who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in the arts.
The Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Partnership Awards
These four awards recognize companies that show an inspiring commitment to the arts in Canada.
- Best Entrepreneurial Partnership: recognizes a business that has sparked on a creative idea and made it happen.
- Most Innovative Marketing Sponsorship: recognizes an innovative partnership with the arts where both the business partner and the arts organization benefit from a unique marketing venture.
- Most Effective Corporate Program: recognizes a business that has implemented an in-depth, comprehensive program to foster the arts and culture sector in Canada, while meeting corporate objectives.
- Small Business Partnership: recognizes a business with fewer than 50 employees that has entered into a partnership with the arts.
This award honours Canadians for unpaid voluntary activities, most often behind the scenes at the community level. They have given extraordinary help or care to individuals, families or groups, or supported community service or humanitarian causes. Recipients usually have been involved in these activities for several years and normally have not been recognized with a national or provincial honour. There is no deadline for nominations and awards are announced in press releases on an ongoing basis.
Established in 1996, these awards recognize and celebrate outstanding partnerships and impactful corporate community involvement between businesses and non-profit organizations that are resulting in innovative ways to support Canadian communities.
Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award
This award, created to honour the memory of Thérèse Casgrain and her achievements, pays tribute to individuals who’ve demonstrated a life-long commitment to volunteering. The Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award is presented every year to a woman and man whose avant-garde spirit, social commitment and persistent efforts have contributed significantly to the well-being of their fellow Canadians.