Rosario Demers Award

CECI is proud to award recognition prizes to celebrate the exceptional engagement of people—or organizations—who have put their mark on CECI’s history and contributed to changing lives. We cherish this opportunity to show our appreciation for our human resources in Canada as well as in our countries of intervention, to reaffirm CECI’s values, and to showcase the many talents within our network.

Rosario Demers Award - call for nominations

CECI is looking for nominations for the Rosario Demers Award which will be presented at the International volunteer day activity on December 3, 2021.

Do you know a volunteer who is involved in one of CECI’s international cooperation programs, who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and made a significant contribution to a CECI project/program? Nominate them for the Rosario Demers Award!

CECI strongly believes in the power of volunteer cooperation as a development tool.

In the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the engagement of volunteers, whether in programming countries or remotely, has been crucial in supporting the efforts of our partners to act more effectively against poverty. Not only through their involvement and altruism, but also through their availability and ability to adapt in a particularly unfavorable context, our volunteers demonstrate exemplary solidarity and a desire to build a better world together.

The volunteer cooperation programs implemented by CECI and its partners were quickly adapted to the current situation, to open up new avenues of cooperation, including remote volunteering, which allows the people involved to use their know-how. even in the comfort of their living room.

The Rosario Demers Prize recognizes the exceptional comitment of one of these volunteers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How to submit a nomination?

Please submit nominations to Tarik Marc (

Deadline for nominations: October, 1st 2021.

The nominees must have the following criteria:

  • Have been a volunteer (Canadian or National) between  April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021 for one of CECI’s international volunteer cooperation programs
  • Be known for their exceptional involvement and/or contribution to one, or various, development projects
  • Have contributed to CECI’s mission, which is to fight poverty and exclusion, in a significant way beyond the completion of their international volunteer mandate.
  • Have contributed to the promotion and visibility of CECI.
  • have shown adaptation and creativity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application must include the following elements:

  • Completed candidature form for the Rosario Demers Award
  • A minimum of one recommendation letter (which can be co-signed)
  • A copy of communications that demonstrate the actions taken to promote an

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