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Sierra Club Canada Awards

Do you know someone special?

Is that person a member of Sierra Club Canada? 

If so, perhaps you would like to nominate her or him for one of our annual awards. 

The deadline for nominations for this year's awards has closed.

There are five awards for SCC volunteers, and one award for SCC staff. They are:

The Chuck Chamberlin Award

This award is given in memory of Chuck Chamberlin to the volunteer who has contributed in significant ways to the health and growth of a local group.




For a volunteer who has donated extraordinary amounts of their time and who has left an indelible mark on the corner of the world where they are rooted.


The Conservation Chapter Award

This award is given to the volunteer who has contributed to a significant environmental campaign within their chapter.




For a volunteer who has steered, or made an indispensable contribution, to a chapter conservation campaign.  The award may be given in cases of securing an environmental victory, as well as in cases where a valiant fight has been lost.


The Ron Burchell Membership Development Award

This award is given in memory of Sierra Club Canada founding president, Ron Burchell, to the volunteer who has contributed in an outstanding way to membership recruitment.



For a volunteer who has made impressive efforts to increase membership in Sierra Club Canada, at a group, chapter, youth coalition or national level.


The Sierra Youth Coalition Inspiration Award

This award marks an outstanding contribution by a Sierra Club Canada member 26 years old, or younger. This award includes a scholarship, where appropriate, to further educational goals.



To a volunteer within Sierra Youth Coalition in recognition of innovative, creative and significant outreach to youth and/or the general public.  The prize is $2000, provided by Sierra Club Canada Foundation as an educational donation within charitable purposes.

Staff Award:

The Gary Gallon Award for Environmental Achievement

This award is given annually to the staff member at the SYC, chapter or national level of Sierra Club Canada who best exemplifies qualities of commitment to the organization, respect for others, dogged perseverance in the cause of the planet and all its creatures.






This award reflects the reality that staff and volunteers alike are worthy of recognition within Sierra Club Canada and more broadly.  The award recognizes contributions far in excess of the requirements of employment, recognizing staff roles as “subsidized volunteers.”

Check out our award winners in previous years:


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