Government of Ontario: Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award

The Honourable David C. Onley is Ontario’s 28th Lieutenant Governor since Confederation and was installed on September 5, 2007, as The Queen’s representative in the province.

Pins, certificates and Lieutenant Governor’s congratulatory letters will be sent after Recipient Information forms are returned. Please allow three to four weeks for delivery upon receipt of nomination.


The award recognizes an exemplary volunteer among the graduating students of each of Ontario’s approximately 1,100 secondary schools (public, provincial, demonstration and private). It pays tribute to those students who not only complete the number of volunteer hours required to graduate, but who go above and beyond.

Who is Eligible

A graduating student selected for this award by their school principal or an Awards Selection Committee for exemplary community contribution or outstanding achievement through volunteer activity.

How Recipients are Selected

The Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, dispatches Recipient Information forms to all principals of Ontario secondary schools. The principal selects a recipient, completes and signs the Recipient Information form. A school committee dedicated to student recognition can also name a recipient.
A signed Consent to Release Personal Information form is submitted by the school, together with the Recipient Information form, to the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat. The awards are sent to participating schools for presentation at an assembly or graduation ceremony.

The Award

The award itself is a unique and specially designed commemorative pin produced in Ontario’s official colours of green and gold.The pin is surmounted by the Crown as the Lieutenant Governor represents the Sovereign in Ontario and plays a key constitutional role within the province’s parliamentary system of government. The middle of the pin features three miniature trilliums, the official flower of the province. They are stylized in the form of a ‘Y’ for youth. In the lower portion of the pin is a symbol taken from His Honour’s armorial bearings.

For more information call 416 314–7526.

Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students

Recipient Information form

Recipient Information:




Participating School (please print name in full):





Principal/Designate’s Signature  

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Ministry of Citizenship and Culture Act, R.S.O. 1990, cM.18, s.4 and will be used to determine eligibility and notify recipients of the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students. For further information, contact the Manager, Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat, tel. 416 314–6608.
For service in French, telephone 416 314–7529 or 416 212–3196.

Mail or Fax to:
Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto ON  M7A 2R9
Fax: 416 314–7743

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