Outstanding Volunteer Award Winners

Rob Warburton & Sarah McLoed

2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Yellowknife, NWT

Rob and Sarah have volunteered in basically every way imaginable for the past 13 years with NYA, always answering every call with a smile and enthusiasm – whether that be to fly with 40 youth overnight, house people who need a place to stay in Yellowknife, sit on committees, facilitate – you name it. Rob and Sarah, who are married with a young daughter and son, met at NYA Orientation in 2005 when Rob was a facilitator and Sarah a summer student.

Richard Arcand

2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Arviat, NU

Long-time Mentor offering support and encouragement to multiple NYA Participants, Board Member and Orientation Camp Assistant.

Sheila Levy

2013 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Iqaluit, NU

Program counselor offering mental health services to NYA Participants each summer for over ten years.

The Boudreau Family

2012 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Windsor, ON

Darren and Elsa Boudreau, and their children Tannis and Kyle, are NYA’s longest-serving Host Family, having welcomed youth into their home every summer since 2008.

John Stewart

2013 NYA Builder Award
Yellowknife, NWT

Board Member, Integral in the expansion of NYA into the Northwest Territories

Keith Irving

2013 NYA Builder Award
Iqaluit, NU

Served on the Board of Directors for over a decade as Treasurer and subsequently Chairperson.

Shane Thompson

2012 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Fort Simpson, NWT

Long-time Facilitator, Multi-year International Program Group Leader.

Cara Cormier

2012 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Grise Fiord, NU

Long-time Facilitator, Multi-year International Program Group Leader, Long-serving Mentor offering assistance and support to multiple NYA Participants.

Jim Kreuger

2012 NYA Builder Award
Baker Lake, NU

Long-time Board Member and Chairperson during 2006, Integral in the creation of the International Program.

Mindy Willett

2011 Outstanding Volunteer Award
Yellowknife, NWT

More than ten years of involvement in every facet of the organization; Board Member, Facilitator, Mentor, Curriculum Developer, Integral in the expansion of the organization into the Northwest Territories.