Three youth will receive 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, will present the medals at a ceremony at Queen's Park, joined by Laura Albanese, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.