2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Awards


Every community has young stars, and while they may not quite have celebrity status, they deserve to be in the spotlight for all they have accomplished. Who are they? They are our future leaders - Ontario's youth. 


These individuals are working hard to make their community a better place by volunteering for various organizations, making donations, saving lives and maintaining top grade averages. They are everywhere - in your homes, at school, on the field and at church. If you know someone who deserves a large pat on the back, nominate them today for the 2015 Ontario Junior Citizen Awards. 


Coordinated by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association with the support of its 300+ member newspapers and our sponsors.

Nominations may come from anyone in the community who wishes to recognize a deserving young person for all they do. Nominations should document the activities of the nominee with letters, newspaper clippings, recommendations, photographs, etc.


Nominees from previous years who continue their noteworthy endeavours are eligible to be nominated again. New nomination forms and updated documentation are required.

Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2015.


NEW: Try our online nomination form. Please note: you must create an account before accessing this page. This will allow you to leave and return to your nomination at any time.  

Alternatively, nomination and supporting forms are available for download (below) in both PDF and Microsoft Word formats. If you use the 'Word' format document you will be able to complete it on your computer. The PDF document can be printed and written on. Forms can be e-mailed to - jr.citizen@ocna.org, faxed to 905-639-6962 or mailed to us.


Each submission must include at least two supporting nominations.

Parents/Guardians must sign to acknowledge the PIPEDA policy.


Nomination Form (English Word document)  Nomination Form (French Word document)
Nomination Form (English PDF) Nomination Form (French PDF)
Supporting Form (English Word document) Supporting Form (French Word document)
Supporting Form (English PDF) Supporting Form (French PDF)
Policy concerning the Personal Information Act (PIPEDA)


Nomination forms are also available at, and completed forms may be returned to:

  • The Ontario Community Newspapers Association,
    890 Yonge Street, Suite 200 Toronto, Ontario M4W 3P4, Tel: 905-639-8720, Ext. 4439 · Fax: 905-639-6962 Email: jr.citizen@ocna.org
  • Your local community newspaper office


Any resident of Ontario, aged six to 17 years (must be at least six years, but no older than 17 years by November 30, 2015), is eligible to receive an Ontario Junior Citizen Award. Only individuals may be nominated.

Nominees may be involved in
  • worthwhile community service;
  • special young people who are contributing while living with a physical or psychological limitation;
  • individuals who have performed acts of heroism or bravery in the past year;
  • excellence in personal achievements
  • recipients may also be 'good kids' who show a commitment to make life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.

The Award

A committee of community newspaper publishers, editors, and our sponsors will select the award recipients from all nominations received.

Up to 12 individuals will be recipients of an award. Recipients and their families are invited to attend an awards ceremony in Toronto in March 2014. Final recipients will be announced on this Web site on Friday, January 22, 2016.

NOTE: Final recipients will be required to submit photographs depicting their activities and achievements for reproduction associated with the program.

The Ontario Junior Citizen Awards Program strives not only to recognize the dozen or so outstanding young people who will be the recipients of awards, but to also give recognition to hundreds of others who represent the 'good kids' we all know. To achieve this, everyone nominated receives a Certificate of Recognition from their local community newspaper.


Meet Past Recipients

Read about the 2014 Junior Citizens
Read about the 2013 Junior Citizens
Read about the 2012 Junior Citizens
Read about the 2011 Junior Citizens

Our Sponsors

Our goal to recognize outstanding young people in communities across Ontario would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.

Primary Sponsors

TD Canada: Making a Difference Together 

TD Community Giving
TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its clients and employees live and work. In 2012, TD donated over $65 million to support community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit www.td.com/corporate-responsibility



About Insurance Bureau of Canada
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is pleased to celebrate 50 years as a valuable resource for insurance information. Since 1964, IBC has been working with governments across Canada to make our communities safer, championing issues that directly affect Canadians and the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. IBC is the national industry association representing Canada’s private home, car and business insurers. Its member companies represent 90% of the private P&C insurance market in Canada. The P&C insurance industry employs over 118,600 Canadians, pays more than $7 billion in taxes and levies to the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and has a total premium base of $48 billion.


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Patron Sponsors
James Publishing Company
McLaren Press Graphics Ltd
Performance Printing
Temiskaming Printing Co.

For more information on the Junior Citizens Awards, please contact Kelly Gorven (905) 639-8720 ext. 4439.