Friday Oct. 16, 2009 Community Living Campbellford/Brighton was presented this award. This Award is presented to a non-profit organization with a consistent record of excellence and innovation in the management and delivery of services.
TORONTO, ON – Eight non-profit social service agencies from across Canada were recognized as the best run in the country and shared $60,000 in prize money at the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services Friday in Toronto.
Sarnia Lambton Rebound: A Program for Youth located in Sarnia, Ontarion won the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services, the award for the highest performing agency overall. The organization also won the award for excellence in the delivery of counselling services/crisis intervention along with a $5,000 prize.
The $5,000 Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Management was presented to Community Living Campbellford/Brighton of Campbellford, Ontario. Each year, this award is given to a non-profit organization with a consistent record of excellence and innovation in the management and delivery of services.
Community Living Campbellford/Brighton was also the joint recipient of the award for excellence in the delivery of services for people with disabilities along with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Calgary and Area Chapter. Both organizations shared a $5,000 prize.
Five other organizations shared the remaining $25,000 in awards across various categories. Additional information is available at www.donnerawards.org.
“The winning organizations are setting a powerful example of efficiency and responsibility that we hope others will strive to emulate. Their commitment to excellence is cause for much celebration nationwide, and the communities these winners are located in should be very proud,” said Niels Veldhuis, director of the Centre for Non-Profit Studies at the Fraser Institute.
The annual Donner Awards, sponsored by the Donner Canadian Foundation and administered by the Fraser Institute, recognize and reward excellence in program provision by non-profit organizations across the country. Canada’s largest recgnition program for non-profit social service agencies, the Donner Awards are unique in providing participating non-profits with valuable performance information that ranks them relative to simular agencies in their field of social service delivery.
In 2009, non-profit organizations from across Canada submitted a total of 582 applications to the awards. The award recipients were selected based on a ranking of their performance in 10 key areas, including management and governance , the use of staff and volunteers, innovation, program cost, and outcome monitoring.