Nominate someone from your community today!

In every community there are people who make a difference and who are committed to bringing peace and prosperity to the world they live in. We call these people “peacemakers” because they have found innovative ways to address social injustice within their local, national or global community.

The YMCA Peace Medal is our way of recognizing and celebrating these peacemakers who inspire us to join them in creating a more peaceful community. YMCA Peace Medals are presented to selected peacemakers every year during a special ceremony at the YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace.

If you know someone in Oakville who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others, nominate them by completing a nomination form and submit to Teresa Rinaldi at by October 21, 2016.

YMCA Peace Medal Nomination Formpdficon_small

Peacemaker Selection Criteria
Peace Medallion nominees should demonstrate the following values of PEACE:

P = Participation – Getting involved and encouraging others to get involved in community-building activities
E = Empathy – Listening and understanding diverse perspectives to create a sense of belonging for all
A = Advocacy – Making the case for positive change in the community
C = Community – Building and strengthening community connections and capacity
E = Empowerment – Inspiring others to foster peace and helping them gain the skills and tools to succeed

Nomination Categories

  • Individual youth (19 years or younger)
  • Individual adult (20+ years)
  • Group (clubs, school groups etc.)

Nomination Guidelines

  • Professionals who are paid to do peacemaking work are not eligible for nomination
  • YMCA staff members and Board Members are not eligible for nominations
  • Self-nominations will not be considered

YMCA Community Breakfast for Peacemanny-scott-photo-2

This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, November 23 and will feature keynote speaker Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers featured in the 2007 hit movies, Freedom Writers .

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase yours online HERE