The YMCA of Niagara is looking for help to recognize individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to inspire peace and improve the quality of life in their community.
As YMCAs across Canada celebrate Peace Week from November 14 to 21, 2020 the Niagara YMCA will present YMCA Peace Medals to one youth, adult and group who have demonstrated a commitment to the values of PEACE (Participation, Empathy, Advocacy, Community and Empowerment) in their daily lives.
The Niagara YMCA is now accepting nominations online here to identify exceptional members of the community who make a difference and are dedicated to finding peaceful solutions to injustice locally or globally, with no special resources or compensation. Selected recipients will be announced the week of November 15 to 21, 2020.
“2020 has been a challenging year, but through it all, some passionate and dedicated youth, individuals and groups have continued to go out of their way to help making our community a better place and help those in need. Presenting recipients with YMCA Peace Medals is a way for us to honour them for their commitment and inspire others to get involved spreading peace,” says Steve Boone, Interim CEO, YMCA of Niagara.
Since 1987, more than 1,900 individuals and groups across Canada have received YMCA Peace Medals for their commitment to creating peace in their communities and beyond.
Nominations for this year’s recipients are due by Saturday, October 31, 2020. To nominate someone, visit ymcaofniagara.org.
About the YMCA
As a local charity, the YMCA of Niagara is dedicated to building healthy communities, nurturing the potential of children, youth and families, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we welcome people of all ages, background and abilities through all stages of life. For more information, please visit ymcaofniagara.org.