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  • April 11, 2016

Vaughan Residents to Receive Volunteer Awards

Special Ceremony Will Honour Local Volunteers this Month

VAUGHAN – Ontario will celebrate 21 Vaughan residents with Ontario Volunteer Service Awards at a special ceremony this month at the Crystal Fountain Event Venue in Markham. 

The ceremony is one of 54 Ontario Volunteer Service Award ceremonies being held in communities across the province between March and June to acknowledge the commitment and outstanding dedication of more than 11,000 Ontario volunteers.

The awards recognize people across Ontario for volunteering their time to organizations like the Canadian Red Cross and Girl Guides of Canada, and helping out with community volunteer projects like organizing science fairs, planting trees, helping seniors stay active and welcoming newcomers.

Certificates and customized trillium pins will be awarded to people with five to 60 or more years of service. Youth will also be recognized for two or more years of volunteer service.

Supporting volunteers is part of the government's plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes investing in talent and skills, including helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history and investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.


“I am delighted to recognize the volunteers in Vaughan. Their dedication, hard work and commitment are truly a testament to the strong spirit of goodwill and excellence that is continually fostered in Ontario.”
— Steven Del Duca, M.P.P., Vaughan

“The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards offer us a chance to recognize volunteers and the vital role that they play in our communities and organizations. These awards are our way of saying thank you for their significant contributions.”

— Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade


  • Award recipients are nominated by the organizations they serve. 

  • April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week in Canada.
  • Ontario volunteer recognition programs also include the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism and the Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers.


See a list of ceremonies across the province.

Nominate an outstanding volunteer in your community for a provincial award.

Learn about Ontario’s Volunteer Action Plan


For more information, Please contcat:

Office of MPP Steven Del Duca, 905-893-4428

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