Nominate a volunteer for provincial award

SDSG MPP Jim McDonell. (MPP Office via Newswatch Group, File)

SD&SG – MPP Jim McDonell encourages all local organizations to submit their nominations for this year’s Ontario’s Volunteer Services Awards program.

Nominations for the awards program close Sunday (Jan. 25).

“Volunteering brings the community together around our common values of service, sharing and caring,” says Jim McDonell. “Local residents help Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry thrive by bringing their time, skills and resources where they are most needed. Whether it is helping take those in need to appointments, helping schools deliver extra-curricular activities, volunteering with your local service club, assisting seniors in their home, organizing community events, delivering training or fundraising, every contribution is valuable and worthy of both gratitude and recognition.”

This annual award is given out to volunteers who have shown dedication and many years of service to their organization. Adult volunteers are recognized for over 10 years of service, and youth are recognized for two or more.

“Volunteers are the backbone of our community – let’s show them our appreciation and support,” says McDonell. “Without them, many programs and services that we rely on would not be available.”

For more information about the nomination process please visit the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade website.

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