Ontario Senior of the Year Award

seniorsThe Province of Ontario’s Senior of the Year Award nomination deadline is April 30th and residents are encouraged to help acknowledge some of the outstanding seniors in our communities.


This annual award was established in 1994 to give each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local senior; who, after the age of 65, has enriched the social, cultural, or civic life of his or her community. The award pays tribute to this accomplishment, while simultaneously showing how seniors are making a difference in the lives of those around them.


A certificate will be provided by the Ontario government and include as signatories: Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor, myself, Minister of Seniors Affairs, and the local Head of Council. The award certificates are presented to recipients at a local event, typically during Seniors’ Month in June.


To learn more and to submit a nomination, please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/honours-and-awards-community#section-3