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Nominations Open: 2018 Community Matters Award

The Abbotsford School District has a long history of community involvement in our schools. Many individuals and organizations contribute countless hours of volunteer service to enable our students to achieve success in school. While the Board of Education has taken the opportunity on many occasions to publicly thank these individuals and organizations, the Board has established a formal recognition process through the Community Matters Award.

The Community Matters Award is presented once per year as a way to formally recognize community partners who have exceeded their community service mandate and have made a significant, deliberate contribution to Abbotsford School District students.


The Community Matters Award is intended to recognize organizations or individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • A service mandate that has exceeded that mandate in specific service to the students of the Abbotsford School District
  • If the nominee is an organization, it can be one of the following: Corporation, Business, Not-for-Profit, Society, Service club, Stakeholder group or Community group
  • The contribution should be clearly aligned to the Board of Education’s Strategic Direction and exemplify the District’s values.
  • The contribution should be sustainable over time (minimum of three years).
  • The contribution is for goodwill. There is no corporate advantage (e.g. financial gain) for the contribution; there is no expectation of recognition for the contribution.
  • The contribution is not specific to one school (in Abbotsford District.)

Current employees of Abbotsford School District are not eligible for nomination for the Community Matters Award.

Nomination Process

Those wishing to nominate must provide:

  • Name of Nominator, email address and phone number
  • Name of Nominee, email address and phone number
  • A short letter from the nominator outlining the reasons for nomination

Previous nominees who are not award recipients may be re-nominated.

Nominations should be emailed to the attention of the District's Communications Manager, Kayla Stuckart, or dropped off/mailed to the School District's Administration Office at 2790 Tims Street, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4M7.

The number of annual awards to be presented will be at the discretion of the Board. The award(s) will be presented at a Board of Education public meeting.

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Current until: Friday, December 22nd, 2017
Posted: Monday, November 20th, 2017