These awards are presented on an annual basis to volunteers of Tourette Canada across the country. These dedicated individuals go above and beyond to give of their time, talents, passion, and commitment to the organization. Our skilled volunteers work long and hard to improve the lives of those living with Tourette Syndrome by supporting the Affiliate Chapters, and their fundraising events, support programs and services. If you know of anyone who has selflessly made a difference in the lives of individuals, or the organization as a whole, please nominate them in one or more of the following categories:
Richard Stein Memorial Award (Quality of Life Award): Presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to making a difference in the lives of individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS).
Maureen Cavanaugh Public Awareness Award: Presented to an individual who has accomplished an outstanding achievement in promoting TS awareness.
Sybil Berenstein Fundraising Award: Presented to an individual who has made an outstanding effort to raise money for the Tourette Canada cause. It’s not the amount raised that counts, it’s the effort.
Todd Axelson Role Model Award: Presented to an individual who has met the challenge of having TS and is an example and inspiration to others. · Junior category, age 6 to 13 years. · Intermediate category, 14 to 21 years of age. · Senior category, 22 years and over.
Exceptional Member Award: Presented to an individual who has made exceptional contributions, either by the nature of the contribution and/or the length of service.
Family Fundraising Award: Presented to a family where a parent(s) has instilled the meaning of philanthropy in their child(ren) by raising funds for Tourette Canada.
Educator Award: Presented to an educator in the field of education or a person directly involved in the education community for outstanding service to children who have TS.
Media Award: Presented to a member of the media for outstanding coverage on TS or major support to Tourette Canada.
Corporate Award: Presented in recognition of sponsorship, contributions, or other major support to Tourette Canada.
Medical Award: Presented to a doctor or clinician for outstanding service to individuals who have TS.
Centre of Excellence Award: Presented to a Clinic for developing programmes and providing comprehensive or novel services for the TS community.
Research Award: Presented for a scientific achievement relating to TS. Not Awarded Community Service Award Presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in their local community to better the lives of persons with TS.
Family Award: Presented to a family where a parent(s) has instilled the value of leadership by mentoring their child(ren) to become an active volunteer with Tourette Canada.
Exceptional School Award: Presented to a school that has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to accommodating students with Tourette Syndrome.