Volunteer Recognition within the community of multiple births. In 2015 MBC celebrated 16 Years of MADA Recipients!
Volunteers are the difference in what can be accomplished by an organization such as Multiple Births Canada. Throughout history, communities and national organizations have celebrated the outstanding accomplishments and contributions of their members. The volunteer recognition awards, “Making a Difference” have been established to acknowledge outstanding contributions and achievements within the multiple birth community. The awards acknowledge our best… those people who have demonstrated excellence, given considerable time, excellence and exceptional dedication to service in ways that bring special credit within the multiple-birth community.
To be eligible as a recipient of the Making a Difference Awards you must be an individual and in some cases a group of individuals or company who has provided extraordinary service or made a significant impact within the multiple-birth community in Canada. They need not be members of Multiple Births Canada/Naissance multiples Canada (MBC) or one of its Affiliate Chapters. A clear statement of the reasons for the recognition should accompany nominations, including a summary of the Nominee’s record of service and a list of dependable references. The Nominator should be a member of MBC or an Affiliate Chapter.
MBC has seven awards available for consideration:
MADA LOCAL - is awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of local significance in the field of multiple births in a local community in Canada.
MADA NATIONAL - is awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of national significance in the field of multiple births in Canada.
MADA INTERNATIONAL - is awarded to an individual who has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for exceptional accomplishments of international significance in the field of multiple-births with a Canadian element or impact on the Canadian multiple-birth community.
MADA CHAPTER - is awarded to a chapter that has displayed outstanding dedication or has been responsible for outstanding accomplishments of significance to their local multiple births community. Multiple awards may be given based on the size of the chapter membership. Chapters are encouraged to self-nominate by submitting a short write up about a project or event that positively impacted their community.
MEDIA AWARD - is awarded to an individual and/or newspaper, magazine, radio or television outlet that printed or aired a story in the previous year which created awareness of multiple-birth issues, individual chapters, or spotlighted MBC and/or chapter initiatives.
DIONNE AWARD - is awarded to adult multiple-birth individual(s) who through his/her/their actions have created a deeper awareness of the challenges faced by Canada’s multiple-birth children and their families and/or have made a significant impact on the multiple-birth community through their own personal efforts.
CORPORATE AWARD - is awarded to an individual, business, corporation or organization who at the national level, in their professional capacity, created an awareness of the challenges faced by Canada's multiple children and their families, and/or have made a significant impact on the multiple-birth community and/or Multiple Births Canada.
Making a Difference Awards Committee
The Making a Difference Awards Committee carefully reviews every nomination, verifying the nature and quality of the nominee’s contribution. Where possible, MADA recipients receive their awards at ceremonies during the Annual General Meeting and Conference.
How are the recipients of these awards chosen?
The process begins with a worthy candidate nominated by another person. If you look around your multiple birth community there are likely various people deserving of this award.
Nominate someone today! Complete the on-line form. The nomination must include a photo of the Nominee or a logo for a corporate Nominee. Once the “Submit” button is pressed, the nomination is sent to the MADA Committee Chair to ensure the nomination is completed before forwarding it to the MADA Committee for review.
For more information Email our MADA Chair.
Without volunteers, there would be no Multiple Births Canada.
Go ahead and nominate someone this year – make your own difference!