Volunteer Recognition

Every year, Fife House recognizes the work, commitment, and dedication of our volunteers and peers who contributed to the organization. At the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event, the following awards are handed out to the volunteers:

  • Years of Service Awards for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service
  • Fife House Award
  • Outstanding New Volunteer Award
  • The Micheal Large Award

The Fife House Award

Each year since 1995, Fife House honours an individual, agency or corporation that has made an outstanding contribution to the agency and to the people that we serve. The Fife Award is given to those individuals and organizations that demonstrate leaderships and unselfish fellowship in their support of Fife House.

Previous Recipients from the past 3 years include:

2019       Hollie Devlin
2018       Mirvish Productions
2017       Canada College of Massage and Hydrotherapy

Outstanding New Volunteer Award

Beginning in 2008, this award honours and encourages the voluntary contributions of a new volunteer to Fife House within the past twelve months.

2019       Christine Gagnon
2018       Lorne Winsor
2017       Garnet Barlow

Micheal Large Award

Started in 2014, this award is named for Micheal Large, a previous volunteer whom became the first Fife House Volunteer Coordinator, from 1993 to 2008, whom died in March of 2014.

Micheal lived with HIV/AIDS for many years and was open about his status. He believed in the meaningful involvement and engagement of people living with HIV/AIDS in volunteer roles long before GIPA and MEPA were instituted practices.

This award honours a volunteer or peer living with HIV/AIDS who is open about their status, for their outstanding contributions and for the positive impact of their work at Fife House and with the people that we serve.

2019      Habte Andebirhan
2018      Andrew Kennedy
2017      Rick Sullivan

The Lifetime Volunteer Award

2023      Helen Knight

Volunteer of The Year

2023      Brian Watkins

Patron Award Winner

2023       Ed Clark