Award status:

  • Nominations for the 2020 awards are now closed.
  • Read the nominee summaries (PDF, 142 KB) to learn all about the individuals, organizations and businesses nominated this year.
  • Award recipients will be announced in the fall.


The Minister’s Seniors Service Awards recognize individuals and organizations who support seniors, lead the way for improved services and contribute to strong communities.

The 2020 awards feature new categories and sub-categories to recognize those who have exemplified leadership and compassion to serve Alberta seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominations will be accepted for individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations who have served seniors through their extraordinary work in volunteerism, philanthropy, innovation or outstanding service.


Categories for eligibility

Individual category

An individual Albertan or couple, of any age, who provides volunteer service, demonstrates philanthropy, or exhibits excellence to serve seniors in Alberta.

Organization category

An Alberta business or corporation that exhibits excellence in innovation or philanthropy in support of Alberta’s seniors.

Non-profit organizations category

An Alberta nonprofit organization that exhibits excellence in innovation and outstanding service to Alberta’s seniors.

Nominations will be assessed based on:


  • Contribute time to assist seniors and/or senior-serving organizations.


  • Financial support to seniors and/or senior-serving organizations.
  • Motivate others into philanthropic giving, through leadership and encouragement.
  • Lead, organize, and support fundraising activities.


  • Create programs or services to address essential needs of seniors in the community, such as food security, emotional supports, transportation or technology.
  • Develop new ways for Albertans to connect with seniors.
  • Implement programs to help seniors better cope through the pandemic.

Outstanding Service

  • Demonstrate outstanding commitment and dedication to serving seniors.


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After you apply

All nominees will be recognized once nominations close, and award recipients will be honoured in the fall.

Past recipients


Alice Modin Award

  • Margaret Ann Woodward – Hillcrest Mines
  • Margaret Stolk – Hillcrest Mines

Individuals and organizations

  • Allan Holt – Radway
  • Darrell Wood – Okotoks
  • Georgette Cyr – Legal
  • Harjit Singh Brar – Calgary
  • Leonard Purnell – Cardston
  • Friends of the St. Michael’s Society of Edmonton
  • Westend Seniors Activity Centre – Edmonton

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


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