2018 Award Recipients

Our 2018 Adoption Award recipients were recognized at our Annual General Meeting on June 9, 2018, in Burnaby.

Adoption Champion Award
This award is given to recognize the hard work and dedication of an individual volunteer or group of volunteers who have made an outstanding personal contribution to AFABC.

Tara Hultin
Tara has been a volunteer with AFABC for over 5 years. The time and dedication she has put in as a Safe Babies panels and as a buddy parent demonstrates her passion for helping adoptive families.

Spirit Award - Individual
Recognizes a donor who has made a significant and meaningful financial contribution to AFABC.

Sonja Weissenbacher
For over fifteen years, Sonja has supported AFABC through community fundraising initiative, individual and monthly giving, and at charitable events. This kind of long-term financial support is the foundation on which AFABC can deliver consistent programs and services to our clients.<

Spirit Award - Corporate
Recognizes an organization or business that has made significant cash or in-kind donations to AFABC.

Social Venture Partners Vancouver
We are incredibly appreciative of SVP Vancouver’s support of our online adoption education programs which has resulted in equal access for rural communities, faster approval of families, and improved family readiness to adopt. SVP Vancouver’s generosity exceeded an amazing $80,000 and continues to help our organization deliver essential education services to families across BC.

Past recipients


Adoption Champion Award: Sandra Banks, Insight Support Services
Spirit Award - Individual: Treena & Kevin Innes
Spirit Award - Corporate:
The Victoria Foundation
Special Recognition Award: Tracy Sherlock, Lori Culbert, The Vancouver Sun
Helen Mark Excellence in Adoption Award: Anne Clayton

Adoption in Action Award:
Deloitte Canada
Adoption Champion Award:
Deanna Jones; Drew Savage
Spirit Award - Individual:
Peggy Howard
Spirit Award - Corporate:
John Hardie Mitchell Family Foundation
Special Recognition Award: Pieta Woolley and The Tyee

Adoption in Action Award: Port Metro Vancouver & International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 517
AFABC Champion Award: John Aquing
Spirit Award - Individual: Ian Telfer & Nancy Burke
Spirit Award - Corporate: Accent Inns
Helen Mark Excellence in Adoption Award:
Sandra Scarth

Adoption in Action Award: BC Assessment
AFABC Champion Award: Carrie & Gerald Hohnstein
Special Recognition Award: Catherine Pope
Special Recognition Award: Global TV BC

Adoption in Action Award: Certified General Accountants Association of Canada
AFABC Champion Award:
Lyn Mogren
Spirit Award - Individual: Trisha Tyrell and Bret Gagnon
Spirit Award - Corporate: Raymond James and Ross Birney
Helen Mark Excellence in Adoption Award: Lalum'utl' Smuneem Child and Family Services

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