Award status:

  • 2019 nominees were recognized at community celebrations in Edmonton, Calgary and Clairmont this summer.
  • 2019 award recipients will be announced on October 1, 2019


The Minister’s Seniors Service Awards (MSSA) recognize exceptional volunteers and outstanding organizations.

Across the province, dedicated Albertans volunteer their time to brighten the lives of seniors and build their communities while countless organizations work tirelessly to provide much-needed supports and services.


Individual category - an individual or couple can be nominated if they:

  • are a resident of Alberta of any age
  • provide volunteer services to seniors in Alberta

Organization category - an Alberta organization can be nominated if they:

  • are not-for-profit
  • rely on volunteers to support seniors

Alice Modin Award category - an individual or couple can be nominated if they:

  • are 65 years of age or older and have been volunteering in their community for 20 or more years
  • actively promote volunteerism amongst seniors
  • had a provincial impact on seniors through their volunteer efforts
  • are a resident of Alberta

How to nominate

The call for nominations for the 2020 awards will be posted in the winter.


Email your questions to

After you apply

The nomination review committee evaluates the submissions and recommends award recipients to the Minister of Seniors and Housing. The minister selects the award recipients.

Award recipients are notified in the summer and honoured at an awards ceremony in the fall.

Past recipients

2018 recipients

Alice Modin Award

  • Gregory Steiner – Calgary

Individuals and organizations

  • Bill Chrapko – Edmonton
  • Bill Wulff – Drumheller
  • Della Robertson – Cochrane
  • Dolores Dercach – Sundre
  • Jim Swift – Calgary
  • Waqar Manzoor – Chestermere
  • Fairview and Area Seniors Check-In Line Society – Fairview
  • The Lending Cupboard Society of Alberta – Red Deer

2017 recipients

Alice Modin Award

  • Karen Nordgaard – Bragg Creek

Individuals and organizations

  • Jeanette Engblom – Winfield
  • John and Mabel Baxter – Whitecourt
  • Lena McKenzie – Calgary
  • Sewa Singh Premi – Calgary
  • Wendy Lickacz – Edmonton
  • Drayton Valley Health Care Auxiliary
  • Calgary Chinese Elderly Citizens Association

2016 recipients

Individuals and organizations

  • Alaire Oberg – Galahad
  • Bernie Andersen – Falun
  • Mary Coleman – Boyle
  • Niab Singh Sandhu – Calgary
  • Alden Bradley – Jasper
  • South East Edmonton Seniors Association
  • Fort Saskatchewan Special Transportation Society
  • Vegreville Senior Citizens Sunshine Club


To connect with Alberta Seniors and Housing Community Initiatives, email: