Winners in Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards announced5 Ontario charities win prizes of $5,000 each for best annual report
TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2013– The winners have been announced in Ontario’s award program for best charity annual reports - the Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards (VSRAs). Winners were selected in five categories at the VSRA Awards Luncheon in Toronto Feb. 15. Each wins a prize of $5,000.
“We announced five winners and two honorable mentions out of 14 finalists and over 100 nominations from charities all across Ontario. This is a sign that Ontario’s charity sector is recognizing the importance of accountability and reporting. We’re proud of the role the VSRAs, now in their fifth year, has played in making a difference on this important issue,” said Steve Salterio, Director of the CA-Queen’s Centre for Governance, which organizes the VSRAs every year in partnership with Queen’s School of Business and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO). PwC has been the sponsor of the program since its inception and the National Post newspaper is the VSRA national media sponsor.
The awards are open to registered charities that produce annual reports and whose headquarters are located in Ontario and the winners in each category receive a $5,000 prize. This year’s winners include:
International Organizations headquartered in Ontario:
- Canadian Feed the Children
National Organizations headquartered in Ontario:
- Ontario March of Dimes/March of Dimes Canada
Ontario Only Organizations:
Total revenues over $10 million
- Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (formerly Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario)
Total revenues from over $1 million to $10 million
- Niagara Community Foundation
Total revenues up to $1 million
- Hospice King-Aurora
Honorable Mentions went to two finalists:
- Hemophilia Ontario - www.hemophilia.on.ca
- Vita Community Living Services of Toronto - www.vitacls.org
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