Recipient of the inaugural Gemini Humanitarian Award in 2001, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, for his work with Foster Parents Plan of Canada.
Recipient of The Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, presented by The Governor-General of Canada in 2002, in honor of the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and in recognition of his work with Foster Parents Plan of Canada.
Recipient of The Margaret Collier Award at the 2010 Gemini Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, for his body of work in Canadian television and his significant contribution to the international profile of Canadian television.
Honored by POWER UP as one of 2011's "Amazing Men in Showbiz".
Donald Martin's feature film from The Philippines, entitled TOTO, which he wrote with John Paul Su, and produced with John Paul Su and Rey Cuerdo, won the Audience Award for Best Film at the 39th Asian American International Film Festival in New York (2016).