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Honouring Ontario's Outstanding Volunteers

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Honouring Ontario's Outstanding Volunteers

McGuinty Government Presents 2012 June Callwood Awards

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ontario is recognizing 11 people and seven organizations with a June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award, for their commitment to volunteerism and longstanding service to their communities.

Recipients are selected for sharing June Callwood's exceptional leadership and innovative spirit, and her unwavering commitment to helping others. This year's recipients include:

  • A volunteer firefighter who has served more than half a million hours and almost 60 years of service
  • An advocate for social justice for people with intellectual disabilities
  • A community group that helps to feed over 3,000 kids on school breakfast and snack programs
  • An organization that provides front-line suicide prevention and crisis support, responding to 120,000 calls each year.

Recognizing Ontario's volunteers is part of the McGuinty government's commitment to strengthen the not-for-profit sector and build on our strong culture of volunteerism.

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“This award is a fitting way to recognize the people in our province who, like June Callwood, not only put others first, but are using innovative ways to make life better for their fellow Ontarians.”

Charles Sousa

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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