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 14-21, 2020 local peacemakers will receive special recognition from the YMCA of Oakville, a medallion and a $500 award for their charitable work.
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
Peacemaker Selection Criteria
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 31, 2020.