Ontario Honouring Outstanding Young Volunteers

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration

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

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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.