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!
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
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]
Young Townships Leaders are persons who
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
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.