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Ontario Honours Six Outstanding Youth

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Ontario Honours Six Outstanding Youth

Lieutenant Governor to Present Medal For Young Volunteers

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Six exceptional youth will receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, the highest honour a young person can achieve in the province.

This year's honourees are active in socially-conscious causes, such as advancing environmentalism and sustainability, fundraising and philanthropy. Each has made a difference through volunteerism and inspired other young people to take the lead.

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, joined by Charles Sousa, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will present the medals on

April 17 at a special Queen's Park ceremony as part of National Volunteer Week (April 15-22). 

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers was first presented in 1999. To date, 111 young volunteers have received this medal.
  • During National Volunteer Week, outstanding Ontarians are also honoured through the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards and the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.
  • Each year, over five million Ontarians volunteer in their communities.

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“Ontario is very fortunate to have strong young individuals like this year's recipients who have made a conscious effort to lead and take action while others stand and look.”

Hon. David C. Onley

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Congratulations to this year's Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers recipients! Their accomplishments reflect their hard work and ingenuity. I thank our young champions for their forward thinking and for making Ontario a better place to live.”

Hon. Charles Sousa

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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