The Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local Ontarian who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of his or her community.
Recipients must be at least 65 years of age and have made their community a better place to live.
Seniors who qualify for this award may have contributed in many different fields, such as the arts, literature, community service, voluntarism, education, fitness and sport or humanitarian activities.
Only municipalities can nominate seniors for this award. Information about the award is sent out in March of each year.
Municipalities can nominate online or download the nomination form:
The deadline is April 30 each year. If April 30 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.
The certificates are presented to the recipients by their municipality at a local event during the month of June – Seniors' Month.
Refer to the nomination form to get more details about program requirements
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor