Calhoun has served in numerous other positions in charitable and educational organizations, including:
- National Fundraising Chairman at the Canadian Cancer Society
- member of the national board of directors at the ALS Society of Canada
- Ontario chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association
- chair of the Mogenson Trust in Physiology, University of Western Ontario
- London, Ontario-branch vice president of the Canadian Mental Health Association
- executive director of Partners in Research
- Certificate of Merit from the Canadian Cancer Society, 1977
- honorary life membership in the Canadian Cancer Society, 1987
- General Motors of Canada Gold Award, 1980
- Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, 1996
- Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
- entry in Canadian Who's Who, 2004
- Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) from The University of Western Ontario, 2011
- first recipient and namesake of the Ronald G. Calhoun Science Ambassador Award (Partners in Research), 2012
- Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
- Lumley, Elizabeth, ed. (2004). "Calhoun, Ronald George". Canadian Who's Who 2004. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-8020-8892-5. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- Paparella, Nick (7 February 2020). "Ron Calhoun, man behind Marathon of Hope, passes away". CTV News.
- "The Terry Fox Run". London Free Press. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- "The Dream is Born". Jesse's Journey: A Canadian Story. White Rock, BC: Timberholme Books Ltd. 2002. ISBN 978-1-894254-09-0. Retrieved 4 September 2010.
- Travis, Heather (17 June 2011). "Calhoun: Seize the 'power of one'". Western News.
- "Ronald G. Calhoun Science Ambassador Award". Partners in Research.
- "Diamond Jubilee honourees". London Community News. 25 August 2012.