Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. As an official Canadian honour, the Medal for Volunteers incorporates and replaces the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award. The Medal builds on the legacy and spirit of the Caring Canadian Award by honouring the dedication and commitment of volunteers. The RHF is raising $5 million towards the SMV endowment, ensuring that the Office of the Governor General will have the ability to honour many volunteers every year, in communities across the country.

Learn more about the SMV, and nominate someone you know, at

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