This award recognizes the extraordinary efforts and achievements of an individual (or group of individuals) in helping to create, sustain or promote a culture of peace in some local, national or international setting.
The World Citizenship Award, facilitated by the Hamilton Mundialization Committee on behalf of the City of Hamilton, honours Hamilton residents who have made significant contributions toward Hamilton’s world citizenship by promoting the values and core principles of mundialization and through work for world peace either locally or globally.
Every time someone takes an action for peace, people are connected, to themselves and to each other. 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, often in the face of great conflict and injustice. The YMCA Peace Medal is a way to recognize and celebrate members of our community who inspire us to join them in creating a more peaceful world.
The program is presented by Canadian Immigrant magazine and is proudly supported by founding and title sponsor RBC Royal Bank. Since 2009, 200 outstanding immigrants have been chosen for this coveted award for their inspiring contributions to Canada. Their achievements have been celebrated and their stories shared with Canadians across the country.
Recognizes the top 40 extraordinary leaders and change makers under the age of 40.