Volunteer of the Year

In 2010, Volunteer Services introduced two new awards to recognize volunteers for their outstanding involvement: the Volunteer of the Year Award and the Student Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2012, a third special award was introduced, the Staff GEM of the Year Award, which recognizes staff for their exceptional support and encouragement of Ontario Shores volunteers. We applaud all our award recipients for their dedication and enthusiasm.

Volunteer of the Year 2018: Patricia Hofsepian

Andrea Marshall, Director of Communication and Public Affairs (left) with recipient Patricia Hofsepian (right).

Pictured: Andrea Marshall, Director of Communication and Public Affairs (left) with recipient Patricia Hofsepian (right).

Student Volunteers of the Year 2018

Dr. Brian McCormack (left) with Francesco Kment (right) Pictured: Francesco Kment

Staff G.E.M. Award 2018

Recipient Lori Cawker (left) with Katy Baron (right) Pictured: Recipient Lori Cawker (left) with Katy Baron (right)

Special Department Recognition 2018

Members of the Spiritual Care Team. Members of the Spiritual Care Team.

Volunteer of the Year 2017: Beth Paddick

Beth Paddick receiving her award from Liz Wiseman Pictured: Beth Paddick (left) with Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care

Student Volunteers of the Year 2017

Vito Adamo holding his award.Alexa Sturm holding her award Pictured: Vito Adamo and Alexa Sturm

Staff G.E.M. Award 2017

Alexandra Hernandez Dr. Alexander Hernandez.

Special Department Recognition 2017

Dr. Barb Mildon and Dr. Alexandra Hernandez This new Special Department Recognition award goes to the Research and Academics Department, accepted on their behalf by Dr. Alexander Hernandez.

 
 
Volunteer of the Year 2016: Helen Whitehead

Helen Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Helen Whitehead (recipient).


Student Volunteer of the Year 2016: Linnea Veloce

Linnea Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Linnea Veloce (recipient).


2016 Staff G.E.M. of the Year (Going the Extra Mile): Angelica Germanese

Angelica Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Angelica Germanese (recipient).


Volunteer of the Year 2015: Gloria Huard

Gloria Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Gloria Huard (recipient).


Student Volunteer of the Year 2015: Emma Green

Emma Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Emma Green (recipient).


2015 Staff G.E.M of the Year (Going the Extra Mile): Erica Dutschek

Erica Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Erica Dutschek (recipient).



Volunteer of the Year 2014: Heather Rademacher

volunteer of the year Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Heather Rademacher (recipient).

Student Volunteer of the Year 2014: Michael Saxton

student volunteer of the year Pictured: Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left), and Alex Hernandez, Research and Academics (right), with Michael Saxton (recipient).

2014 Staff G.E.M of the Year (Going the Extra Mile): Tiffany Fowler

G.E.M. of the year Pictured: Sheila Neuburger, Executive Vice-President, Clinical Services (right), and Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left), with Tiffany Fowler, Therapeutic Recreation, Forensic Assessment Unit (recipient).



Volunteer of the Year 2013

Volunteer of the Year 2013 Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Sara Jane Doner (recipient).

Student Volunteer of the Year 2013

Student Volunteer of the Year 2013 Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with Susanne Luehr (recipient).

2013 Staff G.E.M of the Year (Going the Extra Mile)

GEM Volunteer of the Year 2013 Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left) with recipients Lori Richardson, Vocational Rehabilitation, Ontario Shores (middle) and Wanda Huntington, Vocational Rehabilitation, Ontario Shores (right).



Student Volunteer of the Year 2012

Natasha Lai Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left), Beth Paddick, Treasurer of the Volunteer Association (middle),  Natasha Lai –Cheong, Recipient (Right)

Volunteer of the Year 2012

George Newans Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left), Beth Paddick, Treasurer of the Volunteer Association, George Newans, Recipient, Patricia Freeborn, President of the Volunteer Association (right)

2012 Staff G.E.M of the Year (Going the Extra Mile)

Jodi Brooker Liz Wiseman, Manager of Volunteer Services and Spiritual Care (left), Beth Paddick, Treasurer of the Volunteer Association, Patricia Freeborn, President of the Volunteer Association, Jodi Brooker, Recipient and Rehabilitation Therapist of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Science (right)

Volunteer of the Year 2011

Volunteer of the Year Judy Haight (centre) with The Honourable David C. Onley Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (left) and Dr. Eric Fonberg, Chair of the Board of Directors (right).

Student Volunteer of the Year 2011

Student Volunteer of the Year
Nnenna Asidianya (centre) with The Honourable David C. Onley Lieutenent Governor of Ontario (left) and Dr. Eric Fonberg, Chair of the Board of Directors (right).


Volunteer of the Year 2010

Photo of Allan O'Marra with a client in his painting class
Allan O'Marra (left) with a client in his painting class.

Student Volunteer of the Year 2010


Maddie Longo (left) with Kelly Cooper, staff member of Volunteer Services