Ontario Medal For Good Citizenship Recipients
Thirteen recipients from across the province will be awarded the 2010 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship:
Jeanne E. Warwick-Conroy is well-known for her volunteer work as an outstanding fundraiser, advocate, and supporter of organizations such as St. Joseph's Foundation, Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Sudbury Regional Police and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Dorothy Wynne has devoted her career and volunteer efforts toward preserving the cultural teachings and traditions of the Cree Nation, and has advocated for improved and culturally sensitive health and legal services within Northern Ontario communities.
Louis Gouin has dedicated his life to building a safer community in Windsor and Essex County by providing assistance for those in need, leading crime prevention programs, and assisting with safety and drug awareness campaigns.
SOUTH CENTRAL ONTARIO
Patricia Anderson has served as volunteer chair for the Mississauga Waterfront Festival and created the Sponsor a Child program to raise funds to ensure vulnerable children get the full festival experience.
Dr. Daniel C. Andreae is a leading advocate whose efforts made social work a legally recognized profession in Ontario through legislation that led to the creation of the College of Social Work to regulate its practice.
Ann D. Caine has committed herself to children with special needs and their families by founding Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre in Puslinch.
Vincent Gasparro co-created Project Engagement, a not-for-profit organization to assist families in need in Toronto with clothing, food and other goods.
Mohinder Grover has enhanced his experience as an engineer by volunteering to guide international engineering graduates to licensure in Ontario, and mentoring immigrants and refugees to access in the workplace.
Tina Hu has volunteered more than 2,000 hours for important health related causes, including the Canadian Cancer Society and Kingston General Hospital, where she focused on Ontarians with Alzheimer's disease.
Armin Mohammadi is a teenager from Richmond Hill who created A Pencil for a Student, A Future for a Nation, a non-for-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of education in developing countries.
Paul Nguyen is dedicated to promoting understanding and breaking down stereotypes and barriers facing at-risk youth in Toronto through Jane-Finch.com, a community website that gives a voice to residents of that community.
Jackie Playter is committed to revitalizing Newmarket's downtown and expanding its arts and culture sector. She became a founding director of the Downtown Farmers Market and has been instrumental in developing a series of cultural events in the downtown core.
James A. Tucker has a long-term record of performing charitable efforts, which includes the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Out of the Cold Program, and Junior Achievement. He has supported youth education by helping to develop a Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Toronto.