Ontario Recognizes Accomplishments of 15 Outstanding Seniors

Ontario Recognizes Accomplishments of 15 Outstanding Seniors

Province Celebrates Senior Achievement Awards Recipients

October 01, 2021

Seniors and Accessibility

TORONTO – The Ontario government is celebrating 15 outstanding seniors for their exceptional contributions to their communities and to the province.

“Congratulations to this year’s Ontario Senior Achievement Awards recipients,” said the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. “Seniors across the province have felt most directly the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is a delight to be able to celebrate the positive difference seniors make to our communities. Today’s recipients are role models to Ontarians of all ages.”

The seniors being recognized are dedicated and compassionate individuals who are helping to improve the lives of older adults through community services and humanitarian activities. This includes fundraising, helping with Meals and Wheels programs, and volunteering in local churches, retirement homes and long-term-care homes. They support and empower seniors by serving as mentors, environmental stewards, agricultural ambassadors, and educational, cultural, and artistic organizers.

“I’m inspired and encouraged by this year’s Senior Achievement Award recipients,” said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.” On behalf of all Ontarians, I would like to express my deepest gratitude for their exceptional service to their communities. You have all made a profound difference in the lives of seniors across our province.”

The recipients are being recognized by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and Accessibility at a virtual recognition ceremony.

Quick Facts

  • Older adults are the province’s fastest growing demographic, and by 2023, there will be 3 million Ontarians over the age of 65.
  • The Ontario Senior Achievement Award was created in 1987 to recognize outstanding seniors who, after the age of 65, have made significant contributions to their communities.
  • Since 1986, the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards have recognized 660 outstanding seniors.

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