Volunteer Award 3rd Annual Karen Liberman "Lit from Within"

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Karen Liberman, former Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, often said that volunteers are the backbone of the work we do. At Karen's retirement celebration in June 2011, the Board of Directors established a new award to annually recognize an outstanding volunteer in Karen's honour. The award is to recognize a volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity and innovation in contributing to Mood Disorders Association of Ontario's programs or activities. The winner of the "Lit From Within" Volunteer Award will receive a commemorative engraved plaque and a gift of $1,500.

Who is eligible?

This award is open to volunteers who have been supporting the Mood Disorders Association for at least one year and have demonstrated outstanding efforts in volunteerism. A volunteer is a person who receives no financial compensation for their involvement with the program, event, or activity which this nomination recognizes. They must demonstrate leadership, creativity, and innovation in their approach to supporting individuals and families affected by depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder.

How do I nominate a volunteer?

Please fill out the Nomination Form and return it to Emma: volunteer@mooddisorders.ca or send it in by mail, or drop it off in person to: 36 Eglinton Ave. West, Suite 602, Toronto, ON, M4R 1A1 no later than Friday, November 14, 2014. Forms can be picked up at the front desk, or downloaded below. We will accept nominations from volunteers, staff, participants, or friends of volunteers. You can also nominate yourself. Those who are not selected for the award this year are welcome to be nominated again in subsequent years. The "Lit from Within" award recipient will not be eligi"Lit From Within" Noticeble for nomination next year.