Ontario Honours Nine Youth Role Models
Lieutenant Governor to Present Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
Nine exceptional youth will receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers -- the highest honour a young person can achieve for their voluntarism contributions to the province.
This year's honourees championed causes such as increasing access to education and community resources, enhancing safety in schools and increasing awareness of social issues. Each of these young people has made a difference through volunteerism and inspired their peers.
The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the medals on April 22 at a Queen's Park ceremony as part of National Volunteer Week (April 21-27). The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, will also participate in the ceremony.
- The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers is awarded to youth between the ages of 15 and 24, who have donated their time and talents to a charity, a not-for-profit organization or to inspiring other young people.
- Since 1998, the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers has been presented to 120 young volunteers.
- During National Volunteer Week, outstanding Ontarians are also recognized through the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards and the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.
- Get involved with ChangeTheWorld – Ontario’s Youth Volunteer Challenge.
“I am pleased to present this award to nine exceptional youth. The impact of their volunteerism makes them worthy recipients of this medal, and all of Ontario should be proud of their achievements.”
The Honourable David C. Onley
“This year’s medal recipients are outstanding role models for youth in our province. Their hard work and dedication are an inspiration to other young people across Ontario. These young volunteers give us all hope for the future.”