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

  • 30 years and under

  • 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 future a "OMSSA Exchange" conference to receive award and speak during a plenary session

Nomination Process

Nominations for our 2021 Awards is 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

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 info@omssa.com by the nomination deadline


2021 Nominations Closed

Thank you to all members who submitted nominations for this award. Stay tuned for updates. 




2021 Recipients

Nohad Abou-Hamad & Ben Reyes-Landicho 

The Multiculturalism Group, City of Ottawa


Past Recipients

  • 2020: Phillip Mock CK Prosperity Roundtable, Municipality of Chatham-Kent