Ontario Honours Outstanding Young Volunteers

Three Youth Recognized for Exceptional Service to Others

Three remarkable youth  received the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, the highest honour a young person can achieve for volunteer contributions to the province.

This year’s honourees contributed to their communities in unique ways:

  • Joshua Austin of Orangeville challenged discrimination and advocated for LGBTQ youth and young people dealing with mental illness.
  • Christopher McCormick of Sudbury volunteered thousands of hours to various causes and showed exceptional leadership qualities.
  • Justin Tiseo of London grew a high school charity effort into a leading city-wide cancer fundraising event.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario,  presented the medals at a ceremony at Queen’s Park, joined by Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

As Ontario and Canada commemorate their 150th anniversaries in 2017, Ontario Medal for Young Volunteer recipients remind us that active citizenship begins at any age.

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