Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
Awarded by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Type Medal
Eligibility Ontario resident aged 15 to 24
Awarded for Outstanding achievements and contributions by young volunteers.
Established 1998
Total awarded 65 as of 2009

The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers is an honour presented annually by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for outstanding contributions by young volunteers in the province of Ontario. The medal is part of the Canadian honours system.


The medal was created in 1998 to recognize the outstanding contributions of young people between the ages of 15 and 24, to improve the quality of life in Ontario and internationally through volunteer activities. By honouring outstanding contributions made by youth volunteers, this award recognizes exceptional young people as role models. Up to 10 recipients are chosen each year.

Recipients are selected by an independent advisory council made up of seven members appointed by the lieutenant governor on the advice of his or her premier. The lieutenant governor is the honorary chair of the advisory council.


The medal is in the shape of a circle with an Ontario trillium - the province's floral emblem - in the centre and surrounded by three identical shapes signifying V for volunteer, and also signifying active people. The colours of the medal are red (the colour of the Ontarian flag), white and green (the colours of the trillium), and gold.




2000: Melissa Gould

2001: Erin Ashley Beckett, Shashi Bhat, Shantel Ivits, Upasana Krishnadev, Heather McMullen, Heather Menzies, Louroz Munson Mercader, Marie-Claude Robert, Cynthia Rutters, Thomas Urbaniak[1]




2005: Arthur Kong, Jessica Asnani, Regina Lui, Kevin Goswell, Jordan Axani, Judy Hole, Sukhveer Bains, Myuri Manogaran, Adam Birrell, Tyler Meredith, Paul Cescon, Heather Muir, Sarah Dell, Christian Scenna, Roxanne Dubois, Jeffery Siu, Catherine French, Valeria Spezzano, Christina Fung, Victoria Zimmer[2]

2006:Christopher Berrigan, David George, Mireille Gomes, Christina Katsios, Clifford Mushquash, Cheryl Perera, Alim Nagji, Jeeniraj Thevasagayam[3] [4]

2007: Maddison Babineau, Justin Lucas Beaver, James Binsfeld, Jeremy Dias, Ryan Hreljac, Christine Kerr, Laura Konkel, Derek Lawrence, Rohit Mehta, Jason Slater, Nomusa Taylor-Dube[5]

2008: Wendell Adjetey, Monica Armanious, Viviana Astudillo-Clavijo, Michaela Chen, Matthew Cutler, Julie Harmgardt, Gerald Mak, Adam Wheeler.

2009: Danny Fee, Tamara Gordon, Jonathan Hesler, Miles Hoffman, Mina Kazemi, Bronwyn Loucks, Billy Morrison, Bret Shier[6]

2010: Arnav Agarwal, Christopher Albert, Neeka Allison, Michael Greige, Chris-Anna Manning, Lashawn Murray, Gorick Ng, Bryan Peart, Rob Ross, Eric Tan, Denny Timm, Matthew Wakem[7]

See also


External links

  • Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration: Young Volunteers
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