Calling for Ontario’s Seniors Achievement Awards Applicants

MISSISSAUGA – Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga–Lakeshore is calling on Seniors to apply for this years Ontario Seniors Achievement Awards.  Applications close on July 15, 2023.

“Every year Ontario recognizes the significant contributions that Ontario’s Seniors make to their communities,” said Cuzzetto.  “Our Seniors should be honoured for how they have made such a positive impact to the lives of so many in Mississauga and across Ontario”.

Recipients of the Ontario Senior Achievement Award are helping to improve the lives of Ontarians of all ages through community services and humanitarian activities.

This includes everything from fundraising, to volunteering as a local coach, to a crossing guard keeping students safe, to providing local leadership with services such as Meals on Wheels, volunteering in hospitals, local churches, senior organizations and active involvement in local and community groups.

“I am forever inspired by the dedication of our Seniors”, said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.  “Our Seniors are the ones who raised the families and built the best province – Ontario, in the best country in the world -Canada.  They deserve our dignity, respect and recognition.”

Background: This award recognizes individuals for significant contributions to their communities after the age of 65. An independent selection committee reviews all nominations and recommends the candidates. Up to 20 individuals are recognized each year.

Required information:  To submit a nomination, the applicant will need to provide:

  • The nominee’s first name, last name, address, email and phone number.
  • A detailed description of the nominee’s achievements and why they should receive the award.
  • At least two signed testimonial /supporting letters. The letters must be from two different people who are not the nominator.
  • An electronic signature or scanned copy of the signed letters are acceptable. The testimonial writers should:
    • know the nominee
    • be able to explain the value and impact of the nominee’s achievements
    • support the nomination
  • The supporters first name, last name, email address and phone number.

Award presentation: The awards are presented at a special ceremony in the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. Individuals are invited to attend in person with one other person. A virtual option may be available for those unable to travel to Toronto or attend in person. The ceremony will take place later this year.

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