The Tyler Connolly Family Volunteer Award presented at this year’s Night of Heroes is a new initiative inspired by The Connolly family. The Connolly family wanted to start this award in honour of their son, Tyler. Tyler was born with severe cerebral palsy and the Connolly’s worked very hard to give their son the best life he could have. With support from the community and love from Tyler’s family, he is now approaching his 15th birthday. The Connolly family understands the struggle and sacrifices other families go through who have a child with a disability. The purpose of this award is to recognize a family who has a child with a disability and who still goes above and beyond to give back.

Tyler Connolly Family Volunteer Award: $2,000-sponsored by Jill Teeple at BMO Nesbitt Burns- This award is given to recognize the outstanding volunteer work done by a family member, of a child with a disability:

  • Promoting the rights of people who have a disability
  • Bringing a voice to families of people who have a disability
  • Displaying organizational leadership qualities
  • Demonstrating ongoing commitment to organizations supporting those with disabilities
  • Volunteering and giving back to their community

Click here for the award nomination form.

DEADLINE- All nominations must be submitted no later than 5pm, February 18. Please send all nominations by e-mail to

Contact: For questions and inquiries about the Tyler Connolly Family Volunteer Award please contact:

Michelle Paonessa
Community Living London
Development & Communications Coordinator
Phone: 519-686-3000 x 334

Jill Teeple at BMO Nesbitt Burns

Thank you Jill Teeple for sponsoring The Tyler Connolly Family Volunteer Award. Jill is an investment advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns. Active in her community, Jill has been a long time advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Jill has been a volunteer with Community Living London since 2005. After sitting as a board member with Community Living London for eight years, Jill now is the  Vice President on the Community Living Ontario board of Directors.