April 04, 2016
MPP Harinder Malhi is celebrating 25 volunteers who received Ontario Volunteer ServiceAwards at a special ceremony this evening at the Mississauga Convention Centre, in Mississauga. An additional 14 Brampton Springdale residents will be recognized at the event on Tuesday, April 5th
This Mississauga North event – held over two nights – is one of 54 Ontario Volunteer Service Award ceremonies being held in communities across the province between March and June to acknowledge the commitment and outstanding dedication of more than 11,000 Ontario volunteers. The awards recognize people for volunteering their time to organizations like the Brampton Civic Hospital (William Osler Health System) and Scouts Canada; and helping out with community volunteer projects such as organizing science fairs, planting trees, helping seniors stay active and welcoming newcomers.
Certificates and customized trillium pins will be awarded to volunteers who have contributed 5 to 60 – or more – years of service. Youth will also be recognized for two or more years of volunteer service. Supporting volunteers is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investments in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.
” Brampton-Springdale is a community that is stronger than ever because of the ongoing work by outstanding volunteers. They share their time and talents without any compensation and this is why it is important to let them know their contributions are valued. These awards celebrate the selfless work by all volunteers across the Province and, this week, we recognize the members of my community that invest their time and dedication into volunteer activities.”
– Harinder Malhi, MPP, Brampton-Springdale.
Harinder Malhi, MPP
“The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards offer us a chance to recognize volunteers and the vital role that they play in our communities and organizations. These awards are our way of saying thank you for their significant contributions.”
– Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
♣ Award recipients are nominated by the organizations they serve.
♣ April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week in Canada.
♣ Ontario volunteer recognition programs also include the June Callwood Outstanding
Achievement Award for Voluntarism and the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers.