Etobicoke Centre Residents to Receive Ontario Volunteer Service Award

Published on September 20, 2019

Volunteers Deserve Our Recognition and Respect

Etobicoke Centre Residents to Receive Ontario Volunteer Service Award

Can you imagine what daily life in Ontario would be like without the dedication and selflessness of volunteers?

Ontario offers the world in one province and volunteers’ tireless dedication have helped make Ontario one of the greatest places to live in the world. They touch our lives in so many ways — whether it’s providing comfort to the sick, companionship for older Ontarians or coaching children and youth sports; volunteers are vital to our social fabric.

That’s why this fall, the government will recognize the outstanding contributions of more than 7,100 volunteers with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award. More than 50 ceremonies will be held across the province, recognizing these amazing people right at home in their own communities.

As MPP for Etobicoke Centre, I will attend the ceremony in King’s Garden on October 1, 2019, where we will award dedicated volunteers like:

  • Brigita Alks, who has been a volunteer with St. John's Ev. Lutheran Latvian Church for 40 years.
  • Miranda Pannella, who has been a youth volunteer with Black Creek Pioneer Village - Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Etobicoke Centre for decades has been a stronghold of community grassroots volunteerism and projects, promoting the betterment of lives of fellow citizens in Etobicoke and people globally.

More than 250,000 volunteers have been recognized since 1986, and I’m proud to participate in honouring this year’s award recipients.

Do you know someone whose volunteer work makes a difference in our community? Why not nominate them for an Ontario Volunteer Service Award?

Please visit for more information,or call my office at 416-234-2800.