YMCA Looking for Local Peacemakers

Published on: 2021/11/11 - in News

YMCAs across Canada are once again, through the Peace Medal Awards, recognizing people who volunteer their time and effort to make our communities better places to live.

There are so many individuals who give their time to make their community stronger and that’s what the Y is all about,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “We’re looking for heroes of all ages, individuals or groups, who have demonstrated a commitment to building peace here at home or around the world. I think the award is even more special this year as people have carried out acts of kindness to make the world a better place during the pandemic.”

Given the special circumstances of the pandemic, last year, the YMCA chose to honour the public health units in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark; and Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington for the extraordinary work their teams carried out to keep our communities safe.  

“By celebrating the YMCA Peace Awards together, we are thanking those who are creating the future we want for our community, country and world,” Adams said.

Honour our community heroes – individuals or groups in youth and adult categories – by submitting your nomination before November 21.

 The Peace Medal Awards will be announced on November 26, 2021.

Photo: 2017 media release by YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce