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Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

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.

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Nomination deadline is January 15

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

Ontario Honours Seven Youth Role Models

This year, seven youth will receive the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers — the highest honour a young person can achieve for their voluntarism contributions to the province.

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers: Recipients with the Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers: Recipients with the Honourable David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (centre).

Past Recipients

2013 | 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?

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 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