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Please note: All nominations received after July 31, 2018 will be postponed to the following year.

The Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award was established by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) during its 15th anniversary in 2009 to celebrate individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. The Goldbloom award celebrates individuals like Victor and Sheila Goldbloom, who have dedicated their lives to ensuring English-speaking Quebec remains a vibrant community within Quebec and Canada. For many years Sheila and Victor Goldbloom have invested their talents and skills for the betterment of the community and inspired others through their outstanding contributions. They are models for the engaged citizen.

Who is eligible for this award? 

The Distinguished Community Service Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to strengthening the English-speaking community and to building bridges between Quebecers of different backgrounds. Winners should have demonstrated leadership and commitment as a volunteer or as a professional in their chosen field of endeavour. Their contributions can be in any and all regions of Quebec and in any field from business to academia; from youth to seniors; from health and social services to arts and culture; and any other area such as heritage, the environment and sports. The guiding principle is that these individuals have provided strong and effective leadership and succeeded in improving the quality life of English-speaking Quebecers and the broader society. Nominees must not presently hold political office.

How do I nominate someone for this award?

As well as providing a short note to the judges explaining why you believe they should be recognized by a Distinguished Community Service Award, please provide a brief biography and history of the individual you are nominating and a list of his or her accomplishments and contributions to the community. Also include two concise testimonials from individuals or organizations that talk about the value and impact of your nominee’s contributions to the community. 

You may also include additional supporting materials that offer insight into the individual and/or his or her contributions such as letters of recommendation, media reports, or tributes. Do not send originals or official documents as they will not be returned. 

Nominations will remain confidential between the nominator, the judges and the awards committee.

What is the deadline for nominations?

July 31, 2018

All materials should be sent to:   

Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award
c/o QCGN
1819 René-Lévesque West, Suite 400
Montréal (QC), H3H 2P5

By fax : 514 868-9049
By email:

What do award recipients receive?

Recipients of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award will be presented with a trophy at a special ceremony organized by the QCGN in October 2018 at Montreal’s St. James Club.

For further information on the Awards, please contact Rita Legault at 514 868-9044, ext. 223