The Charles Labatiuk Volunteer Award was established through the legacy gift of Charles Labatiuk and the Charles Labatiuk Nature Endowment Fund. Charles Labatiuk was an avid nature conservationist, mountaineer and world traveler who enjoyed and excelled as a photographer, writer, gardener, and pianist. This award was introduced to honour his life and his passion for nature.
Charles Labatiuk Volunteer Award Recipients
- Carlos Barbery (2013)
- Annie Buckton (2011)
A resident of Canada, under the age of 18, who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to volunteerism or mentorship, in an individual role, working toward the promotion or protection of Canadian natural spaces and the species that live within these natural spaces.
Nominations will be considered by Nature Canada’s award committee.
The Award consists of the following:
- A story on the Nature Canada website describing the achievements of the recipient;
- Announcement of the winner at Nature Canada’s Annual Meeting;
- The presentation of a framed certificate and a conservation-related item of recognition relevant to the nominees interests (e.g. binoculars, camera).