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Founders Award

The purpose of the award is to honour the volunteer commitment of individuals who demonstrate dedication and spirit, both locally and globally. In addition, this award celebrates the founding and development of Horizons of Friendship. Nomination Deadline is May 15th! 

Award Criteria

2012 Award

1. Evidence that the spirit of volunteerism has played a significant role in the individual’s lifetime.
2. Demonstration of leadership in addressing social inequality and injustice in Canada and elsewhere, consistent with the ideals of Horizons of Friendship.

Award Process

A candidate for the Founders Award may be sponsored by an organization or an individual not related to the candidate.

An award nomination form needs to be fully completed and submitted to Horizons of Friendship by the marked deadline. Candidates will not be considered posthumously.

Nominations will be reviewed and chosen by a selection committee made up of Horizons’ Board of Directors and staff. The winner will receive a commemorative medal, specially crafted by renowned Northumberland artist Frances Gage, as well as a certificate of recognition.

Award to Project in the South

A project will be selected from the active group of southern partners of Horizons of Friendship, and will follow the core values of justice and peace promoted by the founders. A donation will be given annually to a development project in Mesoamerica in conjunction with the Founders Award.

Download Nomination Form: deadline May 15, 2017

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