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  • Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Honours Exceptional Young Volunteers

TORONTO – Today, Ontario honoured 24 remarkable young people with the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers for 2021 and 2022. The medal represents the highest honour bestowed by the province for young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in recognition of outstanding contributions through volunteering in their communities and throughout the province.

“I am excited to help present the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers to such an inspiring group of recipients,” said the Honourable Edith Dumont. Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. “As we recognize their achievements, we also shine a light on their tremendous potential, and the bright future for Ontario that these youth represent.”

The recipients of the 2021 and 2022 Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers include community organizers, gender equity advocates, creators in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), mental health advocates, and many more individuals who through their commitment and dedication have helped drive positive change and made a difference in their communities.

As The Queen’s representative, the Lieutenant Governor presided over the medal presentation to the recipients during a ceremony at Queen’s Park.

“Congratulations to the 2021 and 2022 recipients of the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers,” said Michael Ford, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism. “As champions of volunteerism, you are a reminder that Ontarians of any age have the power to drive positive change within their communities. We are proud to recognize your efforts and all you do to build a stronger Ontario.”

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