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Ontario Senior Achievement Award for St. Paul's resident

Province's highest honour for seniors

Ontario Honours St. Paul’s Resident

with Ontario Senior Achievement Award

Award is Province’s Highest Honour for Contributions by Ontario Seniors

November 26, 2015

Joyce Eklove of St. Paul’s was recognized today with a 2015 Ontario Senior Achievement Award for her work as a community leader, active volunteer and dedicated President of her synagogue. She recently helped oversee a substantial renovation of the synagogue and the accompanying fundraising to support it. She works as an outspoken advocate for vulnerable women in her community.

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, along with the Honourable Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs recognized 21 recipients at a ceremony held at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

The Ontario Senior Achievement Awards are presented each year by the Lieutenant Governor and the Government of Ontario and represent the highest provincial honour for seniors over the age of 65.

“Individuals like Joyce set an example for all of the generations that follow of the kind of lasting impact and legacy that is possible when you give back. The community of St. Paul’s is stronger and richer for all of us thanks to their contributions.”

--Dr. Eric Hoskins, MPP for St. Paul’s.

“I congratulate the recipients of this year’s Ontario Senior Achievement Awards. They represent a generation of people whose wisdom and compassion for others have helped build the province we love and enjoy.”

— Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs

 QUICK FACTS

Since 1986, the Ontario Senior Achievement Awards have recognized outstanding seniors who have made significant contributions to their communities after the age of 65.

  • In 2015, for the first time, there are more seniors 65 and over than children under age 15 both in Ontario and across Canada.
  • In Ontario, there are currently more than 2 million seniors, and this number is expected to double in the next 25 years.

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