Ontario Celebrates Outstanding Volunteers with Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship

Ontario Outstanding Civic Leadership Medal

Amidst the grandeur of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario paid homage to 13 exceptional individuals, awarding them the prestigious Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship in recognition of their outstanding volunteerism spanning 2021 and 2022.

Led by the Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Michael Ford, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism, the ceremony served as a poignant tribute to the unwavering dedication and profound impact these volunteers have had on their communities and the province at large.

“The Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship represents a beacon of recognition for those whose selfless acts have left an indelible mark on our province,” remarked Lieutenant Governor Edith Dumont. “Their commitment to service embodies the very essence of good citizenship, essential for nurturing caring and cohesive communities.”

Among the recipients were individuals who have dedicated their lives to diverse causes, including safeguarding Ontario’s natural heritage, championing the arts, culture, and sports, advocating for safer communities, and extending a helping hand to those in need.

Minister Michael Ford commended the honorees, stating, “Today’s honourees epitomize the Ontario spirit, inspiring others through their volunteerism and civic leadership. Their efforts have not only made a tangible difference but have also contributed to the fabric of a stronger and more vibrant Ontario.”

Since its inception in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship has been awarded to 573 remarkable individuals from various corners of the province, underscoring the depth and breadth of volunteerism across Ontario.

The ceremony served not only to celebrate the accomplishments of the recipients but also to inspire others to engage in community service and volunteerism. By shining a spotlight on these stories of altruism and compassion, Ontario aims to foster a culture of giving back and collective responsibility.

The complete list of 2021 and 2022 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recipients is available online, showcasing the diversity of their contributions and the profound impact they have had on communities across the province.

As Ontario continues to navigate challenges and opportunities, the spirit of volunteerism embodied by these remarkable individuals serves as a reminder of the transformative power of collective action in building a brighter and more inclusive future for all.

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