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Ontarians Recognized With Medal For Good Citizenship

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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

This year's recipients include a Métis leader and a man who has served 60 years as a volunteer with the Ottawa-Carleton police.

The ceremony will be hosted by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, on Wednesday, December 14, at Queen's Park at 6:30 p.m.

Quick Facts

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • More than five million Ontarians volunteer yearly, contributing over 800 million annual volunteer hours.

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“These individuals are shining examples of citizenship in action. Throughout their lives they have consistently made outstanding contributions to their community and to this province. I am pleased to invest them with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship for their laudable service.”

The Honourable David C. Onley

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Today's award recipients are great role models. Their tireless work makes an important contribution to their communities and throughout Ontario.”

Charles Sousa

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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