YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Building healthy communities

Peace Medal Awards

Each year, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, together with YMCAs across Canada, will celebrate peace in our communities and reflect on the peace-building work that happens all year both inside and outside the YMCA.

During this annual event, YMCAs 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. Peace-building is core to the YMCA’s commitment to strengthening the foundation of healthy communities and part of the YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s year-round programs.

Kingston Peace Medal Awards 2019

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On Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario announced the winners of the 2019 Peace Medals for Kingston at a breakfast on the Four Points by Sheraton.

The award in the community category was presented to Katie and Steve Koopman for their work with the Rez Girls hockey team and founding of Good Ally Project. Abby Berube, a grade 12 student in the international baccalaureate program at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, was the winner in the first-ever youth category for her commitment to helping others.

Special guest speaker at the event was actor, singer and activist, Tom Jackson.


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Brockville Peace Medal Awards 2019

Brockville YMCA announced the winners for its Peace Medals at a community luncheon on November 20, 2019.

Peace Medal Awards