Leadership Award

The National Youth Council believes it is important to recognize youth who are blind and partially sighted and are reaching above and beyond to make a difference in their community, province, or country. The council would like to acknowledge the accomplishments of these leaders by offering an opportunity for them to share their impact. The person who shows the greatest leadership that reflects the National Youth Council mission and vision statements will be granted the Leadership Award.

Once a recipient is selected, their accomplishments will be broadcasted on CNIB's social media. The recipient of the Leadership Award will be given a plaque and $250 monetary prize during one of CNIB's Annual General Meetings to recognize their accomplishments.  Travel, accommodation, and meal costs are covered for the recipient (and guest if the recipient is a minor).

Eligibility and Application

To be considered for the Leadership Award, applicants must be a CNIB client between 15 and 30 years of age and be reaching above and beyond to make a difference in their community, province, or country.

Applicants must electronically complete the CNIB National Youth Council Leadership Award Application Form, write a personal statement, and obtain two Letters of Reference. The application form, personal statement, and two Letters of Reference are to be submitted together to nationalyouthcouncil@cnib.ca by Friday, May 4, 2018.

Click to download the CNIB National Youth Council Application Form in English or French:

English - CNIB National Youth Council Application Form​

French - Formulaire de candidature Prix Leadership Conseil national des jeunes d’INCA.docxFormulaire de candidature Prix Leadership Conseil national des jeunes d’INCA.docx

Past Recipients of the Leadership Award

2017 – Charlene Young