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Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Nomination deadline is January 15

The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers acknowledges outstanding contributions made by youth volunteers across the province.

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers: Recipients with the Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (centre) and the Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers: Recipients with the Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (centre) and the Hon. Michael Coteau, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.

Ontario Honours Nine Youth Role Models

Nine exceptional youth will receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers — the highest honour a young person can achieve for their voluntarism contributions to the province.

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Past Recipients

2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Nomination process

Who is eligible?

Nominees for this medal must be between the ages of 15 and 24 and live in Ontario.

These young people must have donated a large amount of time to a charity, a not-for-profit organization or a person and be a role model and inspire other young people to volunteer.

How do I nominate someone?

Any individual can nominate someone for this medal.

When is the deadline?

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

All nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Nominations may be submitted at any time.

How are recipients selected?

An independent advisory council considers all nominations and selects the recipients.

How are the medals presented?

The medals are presented at a special ceremony held at Queen's Park and hosted by the Lieutenant Governor.

Each recipient receives a medal, a framed certificate and a lapel pin.

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