Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award recognizes an outstanding Canadian artist whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and/or whose impact can be felt worldwide.

The late Allan Waters, founder of CHUM Limited, started off with Toronto’s legendary 1050 CHUM in 1954. The broadcasting pioneer fostered a deep commitment in all CHUM radio and television stations to community involvement and public service. In 1967, he founded the CHUM Charitable Foundation to provide financial assistance to charitable organizations and social service agencies, which has had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people. Allan Waters will always be remembered as a great leader with a commitment to community support.

Following is a complete list of past recipients:

Year Recipients
2015 Rush
2014 Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida
2013 Tom Cochrane
2012 Simple Plan
2011 Neil Young
2010 Bryan Adams
2009 Sarah McLachlan
2008 Paul Brandt
2007 Tom Jackson
2006 Bruce Cockburn