Provincial Volunteer Awards
The Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat honours volunteers of every age who contribute selflessly to building caring communities across Ontario. Contact the Secretariat by email at or phone by at 416-314-7526.

ChangeTheWorld Youth Ambassador Award
(Only volunteer centres can nominate a student for this award)
The ChangeTheWorld Youth Ambassador Award recognizes an outstanding youth volunteer between the ages of 14 to 18 who has participated in the annual ChangeTheWorld Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.

Lieutenant Governor Community Volunteer Award for Students
(Only school officials can nominate a student for this award) The Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Awards for Students honours an exceptional student volunteer attending an Ontario secondary school. It honours those who not only complete the number of volunteer hours required to graduate, but who go above and beyond.

Lincoln M. Alexander Award
The Lincoln M. Alexander Award honours youth who have worked to eliminate racial discrimination in Ontario. This award was first given in 1993. There are three awards – two student awards and one community award. Each year, three young people, between the ages of 16 and 25, receive an award of $5,000 each and a framed scroll.

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers recognizes the outstanding achievements of youth volunteers across the province. The personal commitment of time and effort made by young volunteers is a valuable contribution to the quality of life in our communities, and our province.

Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards honour the thousands of people who generously contribute their time as volunteers across Ontario. Youth volunteers must be under 24 years old and have volunteered with one group for at least 2 consecutive years. Nominate online:




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