Easter Seals Awards - Easter Seals Canada


Each year, Easter Seals Canada bestows a number of different awards to recognize and honour the contributions of various partners, community leaders and volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding support of Easter Seals’ mission and work across the country; and for demonstrating leadership and commitment to the advancement of accessibility and inclusivity issues in Canada.


Easter Seals recognizes the critical role and valuable contributions of its partners in enabling and supporting the organization. The annual Patron Award is the highest honour that Easter Seals bestows to an organization that has provided Easter Seals with long-term financial support for its work, and demonstrated an unwavering shared commitment to Easter Seals’ vision and mission across the country.

2021 Patron Award winner: CENTURY 21 Canada

It is with great pleasure and deep gratitude that Easter Seals Canada announces CENTURY 21 Canada as the recipient of its 2021 Patron Award in recognition of its decades of support of our programs across Canada. Easter Seals Patron Award recipients demonstrate unwavering dedication to the advancement of accessibility and inclusivity issues in Canada.

Each year, CENTURY 21 Companies and Network members in Canada raise hundreds of thousands of dollars through the C21 Kids to Camp Program to give children and youth living with disabilities the opportunity to attend Easter Seals’ accessible and barrier-free camps across Canada. The camps provide fun outdoor activities like rock climbing, kayaking and rope courses, in addition to building skills, cultivating friendships, and creating memories that will last them a lifetime.

Thank you and congratulations, CENTURY 21 Canada!

Read the full story about CENTURY 21 Canada being presented with the 2021 Easter Seals Patron Award here.

CENTURY 21 Canada logo
Photo of a smiling 4-person family standing in front of a home with a CENTURY 21 sign out front. Family members include a mother in a royal blue dress, a father with a long sleeved striped button up shirt, a daughter in a light blue dress using a wheelchair and another daughter in a pink dress.


The annual Easter Seals National Volunteer Awards recognizes and celebrates the contributions of Canadians from coast to coast who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to Easter Seals’ mission and vision through their volunteerism, time, passion and dedication to Easter Seals. The award is bestowed to one exceptional volunteer in each province. Winners are announced during National Volunteer Week each year.

The winners of the 2022 National Volunteer Awards are: Cheryl Richmond (Alberta), Sharon Hansen (British Columbia), Erich Stumme (Manitoba), Abigail Druken (Newfoundland & Labrador), Charlie Guitard (New Brunswick), Sheila Poulton (Nova Scotia), Joe Persichini (Ontario), Bill Martin (Prince Edward Island), and Kenn Propp (Saskatchewan).

Easter Seals congratulates all the winners of the 2022 National Volunteer Awards, and thanks all of our volunteers across the country for their commitment, contributions and dedication in helping Easter Seals advance its vision and mission of enhancing the quality of life, well-being and independence of Canadians who are living with disabilities/with diverse abilities. Read all about the 2022 National Volunteer Award winners here.


The Community Partner Award is presented to outstanding community organizations or individuals who have demonstrated excellence in partnering with Easter Seals to promote access and inclusion, as well as enhance the independence, well-being and quality of life of Canadians living with disabilities. 

2019 Community Partner Award winner: Danny and Martie Murphy
of D.P. Murphy Inc.

Easter Seals is pleased to present a 2019 Community Partner Award to Danny and Martie Murphy of D.P. Murphy Inc., based in Charlottetown, PEI. Danny and Martie Murphy are owners and operators of over 30 award-winning Tim Horton’s locations, 28 Wendy’s Restaurants, as well as 13 hotels including Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Suites, and Four Points hotels across Eastern Canada. They are big believers in giving back to the communities where they do business, and over the past 40 years, have raised close to $1M dollars for Easter Seals recipients and their families through corporate sponsorship, as well as participation and fundraising at various events on the island.

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