T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award

T. Roy Adams was an eminent Niagaran, well known throughout the Region, Canada, and abroad for his service to God, his country and his fellow citizens.

In memory of the late Councillor T. Roy Adams, Niagara Region initiated a memorial award in 2003 in his name to honour a resident of Niagara who best exemplifies Roy's values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life.

Nominations are closed for the 2016 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Award Criteria | About T. Roy Adams

2015 Winner: Sheila Fronk

Sheila Fronk, recipient of the 2015 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award with Regional Chair Alan Caslin

Sheila Fronk, recipient of the 2015 T. Roy Adams Humanitarian Award with Regional Chair Alan Caslin

Sheila’s commitment and tireless efforts for over 50 years is evident by the countless hours she has volunteered with many organizations in Niagara, including:

  • Since 2001, she has volunteered on the desk at Wellspring Niagara, Peer Support, talking with cancer patients and caregivers
  • After more than 30 years, she continues to be actively involved with St. Vincent de Paul Society, Catholic Women’s League of Canada and Star of the Sea Parish Council, handing out food and vouchers to people in financial need. Each year she delivers Community Cares Christmas Baskets to families in need.
  • She has been a Henley Island Helper, co-founder and volunteer for over 52 years and continues to be active with the club. To date, the group has raised over $100,000 for the St. Catharines Association and Rowing Club Alumni, which has made it possible to purchase new boats.
  • She volunteered for over five years with the Canadian Legion, Downtown Branch, visiting veterans several times a month, who were sick and in hospital and nursing homes
  • She was a board member of Niagara North Community Legal Assistance, helping provide legal advice to anyone in the community who cannot afford a lawyer
  • Sheila was a St. Catharines Credit Counselling board member for seven years. The non-profit organization offers service to anyone in the region needing credit counselling.
  • She has volunteered for over 10 years with the Port Dalhousie Conservancy, to help preserve the historical value of Port Dalhousie

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