2011 YOUTH AWARD WINNERS
Chaminade College School
PRESENTER: BMO Harris Private Banking
This inspiring young man was the most highly rated by our W.A.V.E. judges.
With exceptional community contributions, Lorenzo has been dedicating many hours to the Ontario Youth Advisory Council on Gambling and Addiction and to the Advisory Committee with the Mood Disorder Association of Ontario. Amongst many other initiatives, Lorenzo is the founding member of “Stop the Stigma”, which addresses mental health and the President of his Student Council. Lorenzo also spends many hours coaching a struggling local elementary school basketball team. His motto for these basketball students is TEAM, Together Everyone Achieves More. Lorenzo’s dedication to his school and community is a perfect example of leadership and how the voice of youth can impact change.
SAFE SCHOOLS ESP COMMITTEE
Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School
PRESENTER: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 113
Some wonderful young ladies at Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School have captured the attention of community organizations and 100’s of grade 8 youth, with their dedication and excellent Healthy and Safe Dating Relationship Project. These ambitious young ladies host workshops at their feeder schools to address safe dating and healthy relationships. By sharing their message of “Say No to Relationship Violence”, Loretto Abbey students are fulfilling their leadership role by educating and engaging their younger peers and thus empowering them in preparation for high school life.
CW Jeffreys Secondary School
PRESENTER: Pronto Reproductions LTD.
This inspiring young lady arrived in Canada only 5 years ago and has already made an incredible impact in her community. Nigarththika assists recent newcomers in adapting to Canadian culture in a safe and productive manner. Her role in leading, “More than Just Girl Talk” helps raise awareness on the issue of violence and empowerment for girls. Nigarththika is also a school Peer Mediator, which involves visiting other schools where she facilitates conflict resolution training. Nigarththika is one remarkable young lady.
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School
PRESENTER: RBC Wealth Management
Tiffany definitely carries the mantra of a safe school, through her significant involvement of leading the school’s ESP Committee and Chaplaincy Council. Instrumental in organizing a board wide bullying prevention program called “Be The Change” and her school’s ”Be A Buddy”, is just a few of Tiffany’s leadership contributions. She is on the ESP York Region Advisory Committee with the York Regional Police and is often found organizing fund raisers for foster children and the intellectually challenged. A busy young lady, Tiffany is doing great things both inside and outside her school environment!
R.H. King Academy
PRESENTER: Intact Insurance
This young leader has taken action in her school by organizing events, workshops and assemblies with the goal to raise awareness about and how to combat discrimination in areas of racism, sexism, religion and special needs. A member of her school’s rigorous Leadership Pathway, Manar has extended her leadership capabilities beyond these activities. She is also an active member of ‘Because I Am A Girl: Girls Speakers Bureau at PLAN Canada’ that helps to foster physical and emotional well being for young girls with the hope of building stronger self-esteem.
2011 LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS
PRESENTER: Mastro’s Ristorante Italiano (missing from the photo)
William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate
PRESENTER: Singer, Winter & Associates LLP
ST. CECILIA’S SAFE SQUAD
PRESENTER: Gluckstein & Associates LLP
St. Cecilia Catholic Elementary School