Please note the deadline has been extended to August 15, 2022

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.

The 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Marie-Louise Perron from the MNO Ottawa Region Métis Council. Congratulations again to Marie!

This year’s Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented at the 29th MNO Annual General Assembly planned for August 19-21, 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 must exemplify the kind of volunteer contribution demonstrated by Suzanne Rochon-Burnett. They 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.

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