TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Heritage Trust is seeking
nominations to its annual recognition programs celebrating
contributions to heritage conservation. The nomination deadline for all
programs is September 30.
Through the Trust's recognition programs, heritage volunteers and
communities are applauded for outstanding achievements in preserving,
protecting and promoting Ontario's heritage.
The Young Heritage Leaders program recognizes volunteers age 18 and under. The top individual and group
nominees to Young Heritage Leaders are eligible for the Lieutenant
Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement. The top
individual recipient will also be presented with a $2,000
post-secondary scholarship, jointly funded by the Ontario Heritage
Trust and Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life.
The Heritage Community Recognition Program recognizes adult volunteers, over the age of 18. Through this program,
individuals and small project groups can be recognized for
contributions to conserving community heritage. Individuals can also be
nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award or the Lieutenant
Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The Community Leadership Program recognizes communities for leadership in heritage conservation and
promotion. Communities are eligible for the Lieutenant Governor's
Ontario Heritage Award for Community Leadership through this program.
"These recognition programs administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust
give us the opportunity to honour the efforts and energies of
individuals, organizations and communities committed to enriching our
heritage. I encourage people across the province to submit nominations
for these awards to help us celebrate our volunteers and communities
for their dedication to preserving and promoting the unique history of
— Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
"The Trust is pleased to work with communities to recognize volunteers
and communities for contributions to conserving Ontario's heritage.
Recognizing their achievements sets strong examples for others to
follow and highlights the important work being done to preserve
heritage across Ontario."
— Thomas H.B. Symons, Chairman of the Ontario Heritage Trust
"We have sponsored Young Heritage Leaders for more than a decade because
we understand the value of encouraging youth to take the lead in
preserving local heritage and ecology. We are pleased that our
long-term support helps the Ontario Heritage Trust recognize and
inspire young leaders to greater involvement as we all work to build
stronger communities together."
— Jan Belanger, Assistant Vice-President, Community Affairs, Great-West
Life, London Life and Canada Life
Last year, 219 youth were recognized through Young Heritage Leaders, 184
volunteers were recognized through the Heritage Community Recognition
Program and two communities were recognized for community leadership.
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life have supported the Young
Heritage Leaders program since its inception in 2000 with funding
through the companies' national corporate citizenship program.
The Ontario Heritage Trust is an agency of the Government of Ontario
dedicated to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting
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benchmarks for community investment established by Imagine Canada,
Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life donate a minimum of one
per cent of average pre-tax profits to non-profit, charitable and
community organizations each year - www.greatwestlife.com.
Learn more about the organization's corporate social responsibility.
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Visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca/recogntion for nomination forms and program guidelines.
SOURCE: Ontario Heritage Trust
For further information:
For more information about the Trust's recognition programs, contact Catrina Colme at 416-325-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, contact Marlene Klassen, Assistant Vice-President, Communication Services, at 204-946-7705 or email@example.com.
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