Outstanding Volunteer Award Winners


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.