Volunteer Service Awards being presented across Ontario

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards being presented across the province


Oct. 18, 2019

Global Korean Post


Since 1986, more than 250,000 volunteers have been recognized through the Ontario Volunteer Service Awards.

This year, nearly 700 youth volunteers will be recognized for their volunteering. Youth volunteers are recognized for two or more years of continuous service.


Ontario’s government is recognizing the outstanding contributions of more than 7,100 volunteers across the province through the Volunteer Service Awards.

“Volunteers are a vital part of our social fabric. Their efforts shape our communities across the province and our country. Our government is honoured to recognize the efforts of these great citizens and neighbours,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, who attended a local ceremony today at the Nepean Sportsplex.


The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individuals for continuous years of volunteer service at organizations such as hospitals, seniors’ centres and community associations. From September to November 2019, nominated volunteers will receive their awards at local ceremonies held across the province. Volunteers contribute to a wide range of services in Ontario, including supporting seniors and adults through Meals on Wheels, building up communities through local Lions Clubs, and much more.