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An important aspect of the Association’s work is to encourage young Townshippers to become actively involved in their communities. The Young Townships Leader Award (YTLA) highlights youth achievements, dynamism and involvement by celebrating young people ages of 15 and 35 who serve as role models to other youth as well as to adults. Established in 2005, awards are presented annually to a young Townshipper, or Townshippers, who has shown exemplary leadership within the historical Eastern Townships English-speaking community, either in their school, town or wider community. 

Help Townshippers’ encourage English-speaking youth to reach their full potential and become engaged in the community at large – culturally, socially and economically – by nominating them for the YTLA!  Thanks to our partners, YTLA recipients will be awarded $1,000!


Nomination deadline: noon, Friday, August 25, 2017


There are two ways to nominate someone for an award: submit your nomination online below ( preferred), or download then send or email the completed PDF nomination form, along with accompanying documents, to:

Young Townships Leader Award
c/o Townshippers’ Association
100-257 Queen,
Sherbrooke QC, J1M 1K7
Nominations may also be emailed to [email protected]

Questions? Contact Cathy Turner at 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-877-566-5717), [email protected]

Thank you 2017 Partners


  • All submitted entries are the property of Townshippers’ Association and may be used for any purpose in connection with the Young Townships Leadership Award or its promotion.
  • Townshippers’ retains the right to publish the names of nominees and recipients.
  • Photos submitted as part of the entry cannot be returned and remain the property of Townshippers’.

Young Townships Leaders are persons who

  • are between the ages of 15 – 35;
  • have carried out actions or initiatives demonstrating leadership;
  • have pursued these initiatives within the historical Eastern Townships English-speaking community;
  • have carried out these initiatives within the past two years (Jan 1, 2014- Mar 1, 2016);
  • are residents of the historical Eastern Townships;

Exclusion: members of Townshippers’ Association’s Board of Directors cannot be nominated for the YTLA.

The selection committee will evaluate eligible submissions in terms of: effort; impact on local community; objectives achieved. Nominators 

Nominators can not be members of the nominee’s immediate family. 

The nominator is responsible for submitting the nomination packet, and must be available for inquiries.

Nominations must include a minimum of two supporting documents (list of achievements, letters of support, scrapbook, short video, etc.)

All winning nominations will receive a certificate, as well as a cash award, and will be featured in a future issue of Townshippers self-published bi-annual magazine. The recipient will be honoured alongside the annual Outstanding Townshippers award recipients at a special event in autumn. [details to come]

2016 Brenda Rhicard | Katie Lowry | Bishop’s University Undergraduate Psychology Society Students Elizabeth Therrien, Lisa Astrologo and Lisa Tejpar

2015 Sarah Cote | Gabriele Székely

2014  Matthew Nutbrown

2013 Andrew Boersen

2012 Michael Durrant | Jessica Wilson | James Lamarre & Madhiha Taseen

2011 Emile Fortier | Danika Montgomery | SADD Mansonville

2010 Melissa Maciver | Rachel Hunting | Patrick Wang

2009 Danika Bouchard | Tierra Del Fuego | Jessica Coleman

2008 Lynn Rothney | Barbara Rowell | Nancy Beattie | Mansonville SADD Youth Board Of Dir

2007 Former Youth Involvement | John Cameron | Mitchell Young | Sheila Quinn

2006 Karyn Kirby | Blake Jones | Kylie Côté

2005 Gail Bowen | Karolyn Kirby | Derek Heatherington

Online nomination

To submit your nomination, please complete the form below. Should you have questions or run into problems, please contact Cathy Turner at [email protected], 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717). Closing date for nominations is Friday, August 25th, 2017 at noon

Nominations are closed for this year. Please check back next spring.

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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