publication date: Dec 24, 2011
The Donner Canadian
has selected seven nonprofit social service agencies from across
Canada as the best-run among 591 applicants, and awarded them $60,000 for the Donner Canadian Foundation Awards for
Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services
Double wins for three charities
Servants Anonymous Society
of Surrey, British Columbia and Community Living Campbellford/Brighton
of Campbellford, Ontario shared the $20,000 William H. Donner Award for
Excellence in the Delivery of Social Services for the highest-performing agency
Anonymous won another $5,000 for excellence in preventing and treating substance
abuse. Community Living Campbellford/Brighton also took home another $5,000 award
for excelling in the delivery of services for people with disabilities.
Surrey program is a participant-centered approach to recovery for female youth
and women who choose to seek sobriety, exit the sex trade, or are at risk of
being sexually exploited due to abuse, addiction, or homelessness. Servants
Anonymous Society is a first-time finalist and recipient this year.
Living Campbellford/Brighton envisions a diverse community that respects the
dreams and aspirations of all its members. Its mission is to provide support
and services to people with disabilities, promoting opportunities for personal
growth within their community. The charity was also a double winner in the 2009
The $5,000 Peter
F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Management went to Community and Primary Health Care - Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville
located in Brockville, Ontario. The charity also took home $5,000 for its outstanding
delivery of seniors' services, a repeat of its 2010 win.
and Primary Health Care exists to provide universally accessible and
comprehensive primary health care and community support services in the
promotion and building of a healthier community. Its eleven sites across
Lanark, Leeds, and Grenville offer a wide range of community and health
services for the region's diverse population.
Other category award winners
to the category winners above, the following charities were named the best in
their service area.
Counselling / Crisis Intervention -London Crisis Pregnancy Centre (London, ON)
Education -Saskatchewan 4-H Council (Saskatoon, SK), also a winner in 2010
Provision of Basic Necessities -Alice Housing (Dartmouth, NS), a winner in 2010 and 2008 as well
Services for Children - Educational Program Innovations Charity Society (North Sydney, NS),
continuing its run of awards from 2010 and 2009
Awards are Canada's largest recognition program for nonprofit social service
agencies. The awards are administered by the Fraser Institute
on behalf of the Donner Canadian Foundation.
organizations were ranked on their performance in ten key areas, including
management and governance, the use of staff and volunteers, innovation, program
costs, and outcome monitoring.
Awards evaluation protocol was established with input from the Canadian Centre
for Philanthropy (now Imagine Canada
the Canadian Cancer Society (B.C. &
, the Trillium
, and Family Services
for more information about all the winners.
more information, Niels Veldhuis, Director
of Non-Profit Studies, Fraser Institute, 604-714-4546.