Each year, YMCAs across Canada celebrate acts of peace by recognizing individuals and groups who, without any special resources, status, wealth or position, have demonstrated a commitment to building peace within their community or communities elsewhere in the world. During YMCA Peace Week, from November 16-23, local peacemakers will receive special recognition from the YMCA of Oakville, a medallion and a $500 award for their charitable work at the YMCA Community Breakfast for Peace on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Peacemakers are selected through a nomination process. To nominate a Peacemaker, please review the selection principles and complete the
nomination form below.
- Nominations should focus on activities that have taken place within the last two years
- YMCA staff members are not eligible for nomination
- Professionals who are paid to do peacemaking work are not eligible for nomination
- Self-nominations will not be considered
YMCA Peace Medallion nominees should demonstrate the 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
Please submit all completed YMCA Peace Medallion nominations by October 16, 2019.