The Louise Russo Youth Awards recognize youth that exemplify the 3R’s – Respect, Responsibility and the Role of leadership through initiatives that reduce violence in their communities. The Award celebrates and honours the qualities that are important in making our communities a safe place to live, learn and play.


Download 2014 Award Flyer, Procedure and Application

Youth, between the ages of 12 to 19, presently enrolled in School or an educational program, who have made a difference, are encouraged to submit an application for a Louise Russo Youth or Leadership Award.

Each year, we are encouraged by the increase of youth award applications received, not just from Ontario, but from outside the province as well. In 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 we had applications come in from across Canada. Students from Manitoba, New Brunswick, British Columbia, Nova Scotia & Alberta. Students from across Canada are sharing the W.A.V.E. message!

We believe that promoting and recognizing youth initiatives provides inspiration to us all. To date we have recognized (57) Youth and Leadership Awards in the form of bursaries towards the student’s education or program initiative.