2017 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers Award Recipients
Three young people are recipients of the 2017 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers.
Joshua Austin, 20, of Orangeville is a long-time volunteer with the Hincks Dellcrest Centre and Dufferin County Child and Family Services. By courageously sharing his personal experiences and tirelessly advocating for others, he has become a powerful voice for LGBTQ youth, as well as for marginalized young people dealing with mental illness.
Christopher McCormick, 18, of Sudbury was recently named Chair of the Greater Sudbury Police Service's Chief's Advisory Council and a Board member of the Sudbury Food Bank, two organizations for which he has been volunteering for years. Lending his time and talents to a variety of initiatives, he also co-founded "A Place to Call Their Home," an organization that provides school supplies to youth around the world.
Justin Tiseo, 22, of London organized the first ONERUN cancer fundraising event at John Paul II Catholic Secondary School in 2010, when he was in grade 9. Since then, under his expert leadership, the annual fundraiser has blossomed into a week-long community effort that now includes five area high schools.