Young Leader Award

Honouring an individual 30 years or younger who has been recognized as a leader, created change, and strengthened leadership in their community.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The recipient must be 30 years and under in the year the nomination is made

  • Has been recognized as a leader in their community and seen as a person who has created change, as well as strengthened leadership in various capacities

  • Special consideration to be given to someone involved in human services sector work

  • Able to travel to a future OMSSA Exchange Conference to receive award and speak during a plenary session

Nomination Process

Nominations for our 2022 Awards are now closed!

  • Any OMSSA member can nominate another individual, including themselves
  • Only one nomination per member will be accepted
  • Nominators must receive sign-off from their Commissioner/Lead

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

OMSSA encourages nominations that reflect the diversity of its membership, in particular from individuals from racialized groups and Indigenous Peoples to ensure that our awards are reflective of the racial diversity of the populations its members serve.

To submit a nomination:

  • Download the fillable nomination form

  • Fill out the form to provide details about your nominee

  • Send your completed form back to us as a PDF by email at by the nomination deadline

2022 Nominations

Nominations for OMSSA's 2022 Awards are now closed! Thank you to all members who submitted their nominations. 

2022 Recipients

2022: Joseph Friedman Burley, City of Toronto

Past Recipients

  • 2021: Nohad Abou-Hamad & Ben Reyes-Landicho, The Multiculturalism Group, City of Ottawa
  • 2020: Phillip Mock, CK Prosperity Roundtable, Municipality of Chatham-Kent