There are many ways for you to get involved at Queen's Park. Feel free to contact my office if you have questions about any of the following programs, and please let me know if you are visiting the Legislature. I would love to say hello while you are there, if my schedule allows.
Opportunities for Young Ontarians
A Remarkable Assembly Women’s Forum
This full-day program promotes active citizenship and public engagement though education and empowerment. 124 women and gender diverse individuals between the ages of 18-30 experience parliament in action and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective on the Ontario Legislature.
Ontario Legislative Page Program
This unique educational program gives students in Grade 7 and 8 first-hand experience in how government works. Pages assist MPPs in the Legislative Chamber for a period of two to four weeks, while receiving daily lessons and tutoring.
High School Model Parliament
Model Parliament brings together 124 secondary school students (one from each riding) for a three-day program at Queen’s Park to learn how parliament works and better understand the value and importance of the democratic process
Art à la Carte
Artists can apply to display their artwork for one year at the Legislative Assembly Dining Room.
Youth Arts Program
Each year, youth from across the province are invited to display their works of art throughout the Legislative Building, showcasing their creativity and diverse artistic abilities.
Speaker's Book Award
The Speaker’s Book Award recognizes non-fiction works by Ontario authors reflecting the diverse culture and rich history of the province and of its residents.
Speaker's Award for Youth Writers
The Speaker’s Award for Youth Writers invites Ontario youth in grades 7-12 to submit their short stories and personal essays to this writing contest.
James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Awards
The James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award commemorates the legacy of Ontario’s 27th Lieutenant Governor by recognizing up to six Indigenous students for their creative writing talent. Each recipient receives a $2,500 award.
Ontario Honours and Awards
Consider nominating a deserving Londoner for one of these awards:
The Order of Ontario
The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour. An Ontarian who has shown outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field is eligible to be appointed.
Awards for Volunteerism
- Ontario Volunteer Service Awards
- Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers
- June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism
- Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students
- Ontario Medal for Police Bravery
- Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery
- Ontario Medal for Paramedic Bravery
Awards for Inclusion
- Lincoln M. Alexander Award
- David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility
- Champion of Diversity Award
Awards and Scholarships for Community Service
- Age-Friendly Communities Recognition Program
- Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship
- Ontario Senior Achievement Award
- Ontario Senior of the Year Award
- Hilary M. Weston Scholarship
Visit ola.org/visit-learn/programs for updates on these programs and more.