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Senior Achievement Awards

Application deadline is June 15

HOW TO NOMINATE

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If submitting online, the electronic process will allow you to:

  • Save your submission package on your desktop, as often as needed.
  • Build your submission package as you go.
  • Submit your package now, or at a later date, when it is ready and complete.

If submitting by post:

  • You will not be able to save any information you type in the submission form.
  • You will be able to type information in the form then print it, or print the form first then complete it by hand.
  • Please include all mandatory documentation with the completed form prior to posting.
 

The Ontario Senior Achievement Award honours people who have made an outstanding contribution to their community after age 65.

The recipients of the Senior Achievement Awards with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (front row, centre right), and the Honourable Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs (front row, centre left).
The recipients of the Senior Achievement Awards with the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (front row, centre right), and the Honourable Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs (front row, centre left).

Past Recipients

2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003

Nomination process

Who is eligible?

Seniors over 65 who qualify for this award may have contributed in many different fields including arts, literature, community service, voluntarism, education, environment, fitness and humanitarian.

How do I nominate someone?

To submit online:

If submitting online, the electronic process will allow you to:

  • Save your submission package on your desktop, as often as needed.
  • Build your submission package as you go.
  • Submit your package now, or at a later date, when it is ready and complete.
  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Adobe Reader free from the Adobe website.
  2. Right-click and save the blank form on your computer desktop.
  3. First open Adobe Reader, then open the form saved on your computer desktop.
  4. Fill out the form according to the instructions.
  5. Save and print a copy of the completed form and supporting documents for your records.
  6. Submit your completed form online.

To submit by post:

If submitting by post:

  • You will not be able to save any information you type in the submission form.
  • You will be able to type information in the form then print it, or print the form first then complete it by hand.
  • Please include all mandatory documentation with the completed form prior to posting.
  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Adobe Reader free from the Adobe website.
  2. Right-click and save the blank form on your computer desktop.
  3. First open Adobe Reader, then open the form saved on your computer desktop.
  4. Fill out the form according to the instructions.
  5. Print a copy of the completed form for your records.
  6. Submit your completed form and all mandatory supporting documents by post.

When is the deadline?

The deadline is June 15 each year. If June 15 falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations are accepted until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.

Nominations may be submitted at any time. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

How are recipients selected?

An independent selection committee reviews all the nominations and selects the recipients. Members of the selection committee are from the seniors’ community and are appointed by the Minister Responsible for Seniors.

Up to 20 seniors are selected each year.

How are the awards presented?

A special ceremony is held at Queen’s Park in October each year to honour the recipients.

Need more information

Refer to the nomination form to get more details about program requirements.

Contact Us

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca

Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON   M7A 2R9