Ontario To Honour Seven Outstanding Youth
Lieutenant Governor to Present Medal For Young Volunteers
Seven inspirational youth will receive Ontario's highest honour for young people, the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, for their impressive community contributions.
From addressing mental health among youth, to promoting safety, to raising environmental awareness, each recipient has made a difference through volunteerism and empowered other youth to take the lead.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will invest the medals at a special Queen's Park ceremony, as part of National Volunteer Week. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will attend the ceremony and read the citations for the recipients.
- The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers was created in 1998. To date, 105 young volunteers have received this medal.
- During National Volunteer Week, outstanding Ontarians are also honoured through the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards and the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.
- 2011 marks both the International Year of Youth and the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers.
- Each year, over five million Ontarians volunteer in their communities.
“It is my pleasure to honour these seven outstanding youth for their remarkable volunteer work, dedication and strength of character. These medals recognize the superlative efforts of these exceptional Ontarians.”
The Honourable David C. Onley
“By working hard to make our province a better place, these role models demonstrate the real difference young people make with their contributions to our communities. 2011 is the International Year for Youth, and I'm proud that we are recognizing the outstanding contributions of these young people.”