Celebrating the Unsung Heroes of Canada's Nonprofit Sector

About the Unsung Heroes Video Series Project

Each year in Canada, millions of workers and volunteers make sacrifices in order to live, breathe and work for change, without expecting anything in return. At CharityVillage, we call these people Unsung Heroes and we feel, it’s about time to sing their praises!

These Unsung Heroes will be featured in a series of professionally produced, high-quality video biographies shown online at CharityVillage.com and in social media across Canada so that their neighbours, colleagues, families, friends and the rest of the country will have a chance to acknowledge and celebrate their achievements

The Unsung Hero project was conceived by Mary Barroll. A former TV journalist and presently an entertainment lawyer and television producer, Mary was inspired by the stories she discovered about the people behind Canada’s charitable and nonprofit sector when she joined CharityVillage as General Counsel and VP Media Affairs. “I love the idea of exploring the untold stories of secret heroes who live among us – real-life Canadian super heroes whose great works should be acknowledged and celebrated.”

Many Thanks

Thank you to all of you who nominated your Unsung Heroes. Getting to know these Canadian superheroes is immensely inspiring and we can't wait to share their stories with the rest of the world! We are currently researching and filming video biographies to profile. Stay tuned.

Donation made on behalf of an Unsung Hero Nominator to The Gatehouse

We're happy to announce that CharityVillage has made a $500 donation on behalf of one of the Unsung Hero nominators, Maria Barcelos to The Gatehouse.

Maria and The Gatehouse's Executive Director, Brad Hutchinson accepted the donation, presented by CharityVillage's Mary Barroll.