Ontario Youth Recognized for Exceptional Volunteer Service
Lieutenant Governor Presents 2018 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
Ontario is honouring 10 remarkable young people between the ages of 15 and 24 with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers. The medal is the highest recognition a young person can achieve for outstanding volunteer contributions to the province.
This year's recipients include:
- Hayden Cheung, the founder of Youth Nation Alliance, an organization that has connected more than 1,000 young people with organizations that need volunteers.
- Dylan Langan, the founder and volunteer artistic director of Vera Causa Opera, which has given opportunities to emerging artists and made opera accessible to a wider audience.
- Ashley Muir, who volunteers to raise awareness and increase inclusion for young people with disabilities, and is the chair of Grandview's Youth Advisory Committee.
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will present the medals today at a ceremony at Queen's Park, together with Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
- The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers is awarded to youth aged 15 to 24 who have volunteered for a large amount of time with a charity, not-for-profit organization or person, and who have inspired other young people to volunteer
- Ontario’s outstanding volunteers are also recognized through the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards and the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism
“It is my privilege to invest these remarkable recipients with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers. These young Ontarians have each made the decision to dedicate their time and efforts to helping other people and to making their communities better places to live. Their hard work teaches all of us that active citizenship begins at any age.”
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
“The 10 young volunteers we are honouring today have taken extraordinary steps in contributing to their communities and making Ontario stronger. Their generosity and their commitment to helping others are inspiring. They are role models for people of all ages across the province.”