2010 YOUTH AWARD WINNERS
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
PRESENTER: BMO Harris Private Banking
Described as a young leader who advocates for positive change, this incredible award winner brings commitment and service to others. Gorick NG is the President of the Ontario Student Trustee Association and a student ambassador for the Toronto Foundation for Student Success, together representing 2.25 million students! Amongst many accomplishments, Gorick championed a Feeding Toronto’s Hungry Students Week, in which he recruited and trained countless volunteers to raise awareness and funds for hungry students. Gorick believes if he could escape poverty, others could as well.
Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute
PRESENTER: Pronto Reproductions LTD.
After experiencing the loss of a friend at the age of 13 to gang violence, Langeishon embarked on a mission to support underprivileged and underserved youth across the city. He became a facilitator with Project Peace – an antigun on gang violence organization. Also a member of the Toronto Police Chiefs Youth Advisory Committee and The Public Health Agency’s Advisory Committee, Lageishon is currently persuading policy makers to provide a healthier and safer community.
Leaside High School
PRESENTER: Intact Foundation
This exceptional student is a member of the Diverse Youth Advisory Council which organizes city wide events for disenfranchised youth in Toronto. Pam has conducted anti-violence and anti-bullying workshops for youth for HEYY Helpline. A busy young leader, Pam led Leaside High School Awareness Week which enlightened her peers about responsible consumerism, sweatshop labour and the rights of children.
TYLER AND JESSICA
Swansea Public School
PRESENTER: RBC Wealth Management
Our youngest leaders this year, Tyler and Jessica brought their personal story to the forefront at a very early age. Only 10 years old these siblings are reaching out to children in order to help them feel safe and that it is OK to talk about abuse. Today they are junior ambassadors of Gatehouse in their Hear the Child Heal the World initiative. Tyler and Jessica show exemplary qualities as future leaders!
MONSIGNOR PERCY JOHNSON ESP TEAM
Monsignor Percy Johnson Catholic Secondary School
PRESENTER: TTC Local 113
Our Team Award Winner, Monsignor Percy Johnson ESP team has been raising awareness on the issue of violence, by hosting Anti-Bullying Days, Erase the Hate Campaigns and Respect Week for the past five years. The school’s “tips line” has also contributed to the anti-bullying message promoted by students and staff alike. The ESP team continues to promote peace and unity throughout the school and community and helps students to breakdown barriers to work together and build a safer school.
LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS 2010
G.L. Roberts Collegiate and Vocational Institute and School of Environmental Studies
PRESENTER: Gluckstein & Associates LLP
This strong leader is described as an exemplary student involved in Together Against Racism, Culture of Peace, Gay-Straight Alliance, all while being an active participant in the life and ministry of her faith. Jordan believes her actions have already started changing the world. Her motto, “We can change the world”.
DR. G.W. WILLIAMS PEER MENTOR GROUP
Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School
PRESENTER: Singer, Kwinter & Associates LLP
This Peer Mentor Group consisting of 46 students, act as leaders and supporters for students transitioning from grades eight to nine. Their original Camp Robin Hood helps with team building and confidence for new student arrivals. Their Student Voice Leadership Development Project enables students to speak up for other students who do not feel engaged.
Miles Macdonell Collegiate
PRESENTER: Mastro’s Ristorante Italiano
This young leader has brought the Louise Russo WAVE Awards to a national level. Jane resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is the creator of Sports for Sprouts. Jane encourages sports as an alternative to violence for Inner City elementary school children. Inspired by the story of David and Goliath, Jane is described as a mantra of respect, responsibility and role of leadership. An amazing accomplishment, Jane was recently named as a 2010 YWCA Young Women of Distinction nominee.