Every year since 2006, the Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Volunteer of the Year Award has been presented to a Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen who has made ongoing contributions to their community and the MNO as a whole.

This year’s Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented at the virtual MNO Annual General Assembly planned for August 18-21, 2022 in Toronto. If you know of a dedicated MNO citizen who deserves to be considered for the award please read the information below and complete the nomination form.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the Volunteer of the Year Award is to recognize individuals who contribute as a volunteer to the MNO year-round and have done so for a number of years. Each year a volunteer meeting the criteria is named as the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year by a selection committee.

CRITERIA: Individuals nominated will have: given generously of their time and effort; been strong advocates of the Métis Nation; have a firmly established record of selfless commitment; and be seen as caring, giving individuals that others look up to and admire. The candidates will have provided an extended period of service as a volunteer.

PROCESS: Any MNO citizen can nominate a volunteer by sending a completed nomination form to:

SRB Volunteer of the Year Award Committee
c/o 1100-66 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON
K1P 5H1

or via e-mail:


DEADLINE: August 15, 2022