Volunteer organizations are integral to the provision of quality sport, recreation, and active living opportunities. As a sector, sport and recreation has the highest number of volunteers in Canada. There are 33,649 not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations in Canada; 95% of these are at the community level. The City of Kawartha Lakes has a long and proud history of sport and recreation provided by volunteer-driven community organizations.
Annually, the KLSRC gives the Volunteer Organization of the Year award to an organization that works to promote, enhance and/or support opportunities for active participation in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Organizational contributions are assessed for strength of alignment with KLSRC values.