Young Trailblazer Among Ontario's Outstanding Citizens
The Province Honours Community Leaders
A 13-year-old is among 11 outstanding Ontarians to receive the province's Medal for Good Citizenship for their commitment to the betterment of their communities.
Bilaal Rajan, the youngest ever recipient of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship will be recognized for his work to help disadvantaged children around the world. Others to be honoured come from areas as diverse as education, health, environment, engineering and social innovation.
This year's recipients will be honoured at a ceremony to be held today at Queen's Park by The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Created in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes people who have made exceptional long-term contributions to their communities.
- Over 5 million Ontarians volunteer yearly, contributing over 800 million annual volunteer hours.
“I am pleased to recognize these recipients for their outstanding accomplishments. Their efforts have enriched the lives of citizens in their communities and throughout Ontario.”
The Honourable David C. Onley
“The prosperity of Ontario relies on its people. These leaders in volunteerism are an inspiration to all Ontarians.”