The Young Townships Leader Award (YTLA) from Townshippers’ Association, encourages younger citizens to become actively involved in their communities by celebrating their achievements, commitment, and efforts. They are the people in our community who serve as role models because of their actions. Established in 2006, the YTLA is presented annually to a young Townshipper(s) who has shown leadership within the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships, either in their school, job, town or in the wider community.
Thanks to our annual partners, the winning YTLA will be awarded $1,000!
Young Townships Leaders are people who:
- are residents of the historical Eastern Townships between the ages of 15 and 35;
- have carried out actions or initiatives demonstrating leadership within the past two years;
- have pursued these initiatives within the historical Eastern Townships English-speaking community;
Exclusion: members of Townshippers’ board of directors cannot be nominated for this award.
Once your nomination is received, all names and other identifying information are removed from the documents by Townshippers’ office manager. They are then delivered to the selection committee. [Exclusion: Townshippers’ President, Executive Director and Office Manager are not eligible to sit on the selection committee.] Nominations and selection information are kept confidential. Nominees will only be contacted if they are selected to receive an award. If your nomination is selected, please be prepared to submit a clear high-resolution photo of your candidate.
Nominations must meet all the above criteria to be considered for this award. If you nominated someone in the past and they were not selected, you can nominate them again. There are two ways to nominate someone:
(1) online at www.Townshippers.org/YTLA
(2) download & complete this form and return it, with a letter of endorsement, in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL, to:
Outstanding Townshippers Award
c/o Townshippers’ Association
Sherbrooke QC, J1M 1K7
Nomination packages may also be submitted by fax to 819-566-0271 or email to [email protected]
NEW: Nominations will be accepted this year until Friday, May 18, 2018. After which, nominations will be accepted throughout the year. Nominations received this year after May 18 will automatically be applied to the following year and the awards will adopt a new annual deadline on the last business day of April.
Contact Cathy Turner, 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717), or email [email protected]