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Eleven Honourees to Receive Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

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Eleven Honourees to Receive Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

Province Recognizing People Who Have Made a Difference in Their Communities

Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Eleven outstanding people who have created long-lasting impact in their communities will be honoured with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship.

Recipients of the province's second highest honour will be recognized for their actions to better the lives of people in the province and beyond. This year's recipients include:

  • Loveen Gill of Mississauga, the founder of the Amar Karma Organ Donation Society, which promotes organ and tissue donation in the South Asian community.
  • Maurice Rollins of Belleville, an entrepreneur and mental health advocate who helped establish a support centre for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Pierrette Vezina of Ottawa, the volunteer coordinator for Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health who has greatly increased its capacity to serve its community.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will invest the recipients with their medals at a ceremony at Queen's Park this evening. 

Quick Facts

  • Created in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship is the second-highest civilian honour given by the province, next to the Order of Ontario.
  • The deadline to nominate someone for the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship is July 17 of each year.

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“On behalf of all people in Ontario, I am honoured to present the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship to this year’s outstanding recipients. These eleven individuals have improved the lives of people in their communities through years of selfless effort. Their compassion stands as an inspiration to us all and is a testament to the value of hard work and dedication.”

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“Congratulations to the eleven exceptional recipients of this year’s Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship. These individuals have made a difference in communities across the province through their commitment to helping others. Their achievements should instill pride in us all.”

Laura Albanese

Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

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