Calling for Ontario’s Seniors Achievement Awards Applicants

Deadline fast approaching for this years awards recognizing outstanding seniors

NEWS RELEASE 21 June 2023

Windsor- Tecumseh – MPP Andrew Dowie is calling on Seniors to apply for this years Ontario
Seniors Achievement Awards. Applications close on July 15, 2023.

“Every year Ontario recognizes the significant contributions that our Seniors make to their
communities,” said MPP Dowie. “Seniors should be honoured for having left such a positive impact
in the lives of so many in Windsor-Tecumseh and across Ontario”.

Recipients of the Ontario Senior Achievement Award are helping to improve the lives of Ontarians
of all ages through community services and humanitarian activities.

This includes everything from fundraising, to volunteering as a local coach, to a crossing guard
keeping students safe, to providing local leadership with services such as Meals on Wheels,
volunteering in hospitals, local churches, senior organizations and active involvement in local and
community groups.

“I am forever inspired by the dedication of our Seniors”, said Raymond Cho, Minister for Seniors and
Accessibility. “Our Seniors are the ones who raised the families and built the best province –
Ontario, in the best country in the world -Canada. They deserve our dignity, respect and

Background: This award recognizes individuals for significant contributions to their communities
after the age of 65. An independent selection committee reviews all nominations and recommends
the candidates. Up to 20 individuals are recognized each year.

Required information: To submit a nomination, the applicant will need to provide:
• The nominee’s first name, last name, address, email and phone number.
• A detailed description of the nominee’s achievements and why they should receive the
• At least two signed testimonial /supporting letters. The letters must be from two different
people who are not the nominator.
• An electronic signature or scanned copy of the signed letters are acceptable. The testimonial
writers should:
• know the nominee
• be able to explain the value and impact of the nominee’s achievements
• support the nomination
• The supporters first name, last name, email address and phone number.
• Award presentation: The awards are presented at a special ceremony in the Lieutenant
Governor’s Suite at Queen’s Park. Individuals are invited to attend in person with one other
person. A virtual option may be available for those unable to travel to Toronto or attend in
person. The ceremony will take place later this year.

Quick Facts
• The Ontario Senior Achievement Award was created in 1986 to recognize outstanding
seniors who, after the age of 65, have made significant contributions to their communities.
• Since 1987, the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards have recognized 676 outstanding
By 2025, there will be three million older adults in Ontario – the fastest growing demographic
group in the province.
• Ontario’s aging population needs support now more than ever.

Additional Resources
Ontario Senior Achievement Award Recipients
• Please visit Senior Achievement Award for more information on how to recognize an
exceptional individual.


Paul Synnott
Executive Assistant Andrew Dowie, MPP
Ph: 519-251-0437 Cell: 226-724-6978