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Ontario Honours Nine Youth Role Models

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Ontario Honours Nine Youth Role Models

Lieutenant Governor to Present Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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.

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“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

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Michael Coteau

“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.”

Michael Coteau

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Media Contacts

  • Ishbel Halliday

    Office of the Lieutenant Governor

    416-325-7789

  • Elizabeth Meneses Del Castillo

    Communications

    Elizabeth.MenesesDelCastillo@ontario.ca

    416-314-7725

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