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Young Ontarians Receive Medals for Volunteer Work

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Young Ontarians Receive Medals for Volunteer Work

Recognizing Youth with the Province’s Highest Honour for Young Volunteers

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Eight exceptional youth are receiving the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers -- the highest honour a young person can achieve for volunteer contributions to the province.

Contributions from this year’s honourees include:

  • Addressing isolation felt by Aboriginal youth billeting in large cities in Ontario’s northwest
  • Mobilizing a small, rural community to raise funds to build a splash pad for children and their families
  • Supporting seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Changing the lives of street kids in Uganda.

All eight young people have inspired their peers and made a tangible difference through their volunteer efforts.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the medals at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park.

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“I am pleased to recognize these eight exceptional young people with Ontario Medals for Young Volunteers. Their inspiring contributions remind us all of the profound impact one person can have on the lives of many, regardless of their age or circumstances.”

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

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