Power of Humanity Awards Info and Nominations

The Canadian Red Cross is a humanitarian organization born from the desire to help those in need. Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world.

Do you know an inspiring individual in your community? Nominate them for the 2019 Humanitarian or Young Humanitarian Award today! The deadline for nomination submissions is February 15, 2019.

Please download and complete the form below to nominate someone for the Humanitarian or Young Humanitarian Award. Please ensure the nominee is aware of your nomination and is in agreement. Submit this form and all supporting documents to your respective province before February 15, 2019. The information submitted for this award will be used solely for the purpose of Power of Humanity Award nominations.

Download Power of Humanity Awards Nomination Form

Humanitarian Award and Young Humanitarian Award Criteria

The Humanitarian Award and Young Humanitarian Award have three objectives:
  • To document and officially recognize the spirit of humanity in each Atlantic province;
  • To draw public attention to the full scope of humanitarian activity;
  • To inspire individuals to pursue humanitarian goals.
The Humanitarian Award and Young Humanitarian Award are presented annually to individuals in Atlantic Canada who have demonstrated the spirit of humanity in a local, national or international capacity by:
  • Promoting mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace among all peoples;
  • Contributing to the alleviation of human suffering, protection of life, or the promotion of health;
  • Educating the public on the meaning and importance of humanity and human dignity;
  • Promoting respect for the human being.
The award criteria have been adapted from the principle of humanity as stated in the seven fundamental principles of the Red Cross movement.

2018 Power of Humanity Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients of the Humanitarian and Young Humanitarian Award in Atlantic Canada. Read biographies of recipients in each Atlantic province:

Proceeds from the fundraising dinners remain in their respective province to support local Canadian Red Cross programs and services like disaster management, violence and injury prevention, community health programs, and humanitarian issues awareness.