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Jul 3

2024 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards

July 3 @ 7:30 pm - July 4 @ 9:30 pm

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers

The Ontario government is recognizing hundreds of volunteers through the 2023 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognizes adult and youth volunteers for their outstanding contributions and years of continuous service at organizations such as non-profits, schools, community centres, hospitals, libraries and community associations.

“Volunteers touch our lives in so many ways and help to make our province one of the greatest places to live,” said Michael Ford, Minister of Citizenship and Multiculturalism. “We are proud to recognize their efforts through the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards and are grateful that Ontarians continue to step up to support their communities.”

Volunteers nominated by an organization will receive a personalized certificate and lapel pin celebrating their years of service during the award recognition ceremony in Peterborough . The awards recognize adult volunteers for five to 65+ years of continuous service in five-year increments and youth volunteers for two or more years of continuous service. This year’s keynote speaker will be Jayne Culbert, coordinator of Age-friendly Peterborough and a key member of Volunteer Peterborough.

Recipients for 2023 support a wide range of organizations and causes, including those serving vulnerable people, hospitals, senior centres and after-school, community and food security programs. These volunteers also participate as board members, help fundraise and strengthen the arts, culture, heritage and recreation sectors.

For more information about the program or to submit a nomination for next year, please visit the Ontario Volunteer Service Award webpage. The deadline to nominate someone is November 15 each year. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered in the following year.


July 3 @ 7:30 pm
July 4 @ 9:30 pm


Personal Touch Banquet Hall
1135 Lansdowne St W Suite 200
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7M2
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(705) 768-4440
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