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Ontario Recognizes Medal for Good Citizenship Recipients

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Ontario Recognizes Medal for Good Citizenship Recipients

Honouring 13 Exceptional Citizens

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Ontario is recognizing 13 outstanding citizens for their exceptional long-term contributions to their communities and to the province.

This year's Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recipients include:

  • An Ottawa woman whose husband's brain injury has driven her to lead an organization that gives hope to people living with traumatic brain injuries.
  • A children's chorus conductor who turned a derelict historic building into a centre for performing arts.
  • The founder of a 28,000 square-foot skate park and school dedicated to helping at-risk youth.
  • A civic leader whose commitment to health and social programs has made an international impact.

Recognizing the valuable contributions of Ontario's citizens supports the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure retirement savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

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.
  • The deadline to nominate someone for the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship is July 17 of each year.
  • More than six million Ontarians volunteer in our communities, leading and supporting more than 45,000 non-profit organizations.

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“This year’s recipients of the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship are truly representative of what can be achieved by taking initiative and aiming high. Their contributions are ambitious and sustained. These remarkable citizens have positively affected the lives of many in their communities throughout this province. I am delighted to pay tribute to these outstanding Ontarians.”

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Our communities and our province are stronger because of people like the men and women we recognize here today. They provide a compelling example of what active citizenship truly looks like and the profound impact it can have in the lives of Ontarians.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

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