15th Annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards

Since launching in 2006, the Pillar Community Innovation Awards has become the biggest storytelling event for the social impact sector in Canada.

The Pillar Community Innovation Awards celebrates how individuals, organizations and enterprises are investing in positive community impact in our region in the categories of Innovation, Leadership, Impact, Collaboration and Community Choice.

At our virtual interactive awards ceremony, you can expect uplifting artistic performances to set the mood for the evening featuring DJ Zahra Habib and local singer Travae Williams. 

Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to network throughout the evening, and most importantly will receive a dose of inspiration from the outstanding stories of our finalists.

Learn more about the awards on our website

Please note: Prior to the event, Pillar staff will connect with you to verify contact information for you and any guests and send out a link to access to the event platform. 

2021 Pillar Community Innovation Awards Finalists 

Community Innovation 

Food Bruce Grey, United Way Owen Sound

London Muslim Mosque Community Support Program

YMCA of Southwestern Ontario

Community Leadership

Jyoti Vaidya

Leroy Hibbert

Sarah Lehman

Community Impact

Elyssa Rose, Okaadenige Program, Atlohsa Family Healing Services

Samanta Krishnapillai, The On Canada Project

Carol Walters, Alzheimer’s Society Southwest Partners (AlzSWP)

Community Collaboration 

COVID Care Kits 

Health Outreach Mobile Engagement (H.O.M.E) 

Robert's Ideal Giveaway - Ideal Way, Catholic Central Highschool

Award recipients will be announced at the virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, November 18th. 

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