Vital People

OPENING - January 10, 2017

DUE: February 21, 2017

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Or do you have your responses ready and wish to complete and submit? Click here to complete the online portal version

Vital People Awards are available to those taking on new leadership challenges, as well as those with many years of experience. 

Charitable organizations play an important role in ensuring the vitality of our community. We rely on the individuals within these organizations who take initiative and demonstrate leadership every day. The Vital People Award Program recognizes and supports these leaders in our community by investing in their success through professional development opportunities. 


An employee at any staffing level - from the most junior to the most senior position within an organization - can be nominated.

The nominee must:

  • demonstrate leadership
  • be employed by a registered charitable organization
  • work in London or Middlesex County
  • have a passion for personal professional growth and ability to practically apply what they learn to benefit the community
  • choose a professional development provider that is a certified institution, firm or organization

Past Vital People Award recipients are not eligible to apply.


$10,000 is available for Vital People Award grants. The maximum grant per person per organization shall not exceed $2,000. Grants are intended to support training or other development opportunities - through a certified institution, firm or organization - that will build the recipient’s skills or knowledge and ultimately enhance their contributions to the community.

This award program is supported by the Smart and Caring Community Fund.

The Grants Committee will assess all nominations and select recipients. All nominators will be notified by end of March as to whether their Vital People Nomination was selected.  Grants will be issued by end of April.  Official award presentation will take place at the Foundation's annual Community Vitality Celebration in the Fall.

Questions? Contact Lori Runciman, Director, Grants 

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