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Honouring Ontario's Outstanding Citizens

Recipients of Ontario Medal For Good Citizenship Announced

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Thirteen exceptional Ontarians will receive the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for their exceptional contributions to their communities.

The ceremony will be hosted by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, on Tuesday, November 23, at Queen's Park at 6:30 p.m.

Quick Facts

  • More than five million Ontarians volunteer yearly, contributing over 800 million annual volunteer hours.
  • A 2010 study ranks Canada as the third-most charitable country in the world for the willingness of it citizens to donate time and money to charity.
  • Created in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes people who have made exceptional long-term contributions to the quality of life in the province.

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“This group of outstanding Ontarians has positively changed the lives of many people in their communities. I am pleased to present them with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for their exemplary service and passion.”

The Honourable David C. Onley

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Ontarians receiving this award are examples to us all of what it means to be active in helping their communities. They inspire us to make a difference in the lives of our neighbours and to work for the betterment of our communities and our world. We honour them for their important contributions to Ontario.”

Dr. Eric Hoskins

Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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