In every community there are people who make a difference in the lives of others. With passion and perseverance, they commit themselves to a cause with one goal in mind — to create a more peaceful and just world.
At the YMCA, we call these people peacemakers. And each fall, during the third week of November, we recognize these incredible individuals with a YMCA Peace Medal, and $500 for their charitable work at the YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace.
This fall marks our 10th year of celebrating peacemakers in the Oakville community. If you know a youth (19 and under), an adult (20 and over) or a group/organization making a difference through their charitable work, honour their commitment to peace by nominating them for a YMCA Peace Medal.