Milton youth awards

The MYTF is recognizing the contributions of young people in Milton, as well as businesses, agencies and organizations who support youth, through youth awards. The purpose of the awards is to promote a positive image of young people and to generate awareness of the valuable contributions that youth and supportive adults make in our community.

The Town is pleased to share and congratulate the 2022 recipients, and especially thank our MYTF for leading this important initiative. 

  • Youth Change-maker: Somaya Zalmai
  • Eco-Warrior, sponsored by Milton Hydro: Farwah Rasheed
  • Youth Athlete of the Year: Lia Pereira
  • Youth Artist of the Year: Soumyaa Kansal
  • Outstanding Group: Fundraising Warriors
  • Great Citizen: Sunnie Kapar
  • Champion for Youth: Milton Public Library 
  • Youth Business: Kashmal Khan 
  • Community Leadership: Lexie Katelyn Wallhouse

Award categories

Community Leadership

Awarded to a youth who is an engaged member of the Milton community, exhibiting strong leadership skills and a drive to improve the community. Nominees from all categories will automatically be considered.

Youth Artist of the Year

Awarded to a youth demonstrating a long-term commitment to the arts, who has used their talents for the benefit of the community in one or more of these areas; multimedia, theatre, dance, music, visual arts.

Youth Athlete of the Year

Awarded to a youth who exemplifies good sportsmanship and who has made an exceptional contribution to the sporting community, on or off the field.

Champion for Youth

Awarded to an individual, organization or business working to support, mentor and encourage youth. They value youth engagement and the role it plays in helping youth to grow to be positive citizens in our community.

Youth Eco Warrior

 Awarded to a youth who exhibits care and discern for the environment and is actively trying to leave the planet is a better place for future generations.

Youth Change-Maker

Awarded to an individual, who demonstrates advocacy and awareness for social change.

Great Citizen

Awarded to a youth who acts out of the kindness of their heart and commits to selfless acts to better the lives of others.

Outstanding Group of the Year

Awarded to any group that collaborates to make a positive impact within the community; an after school group, a community youth group, or a group of friends who are paving positive pathways.

Youth-Friendly Business of the Year

Nominated by youth, a business whose practices creating a welcoming environment for youth through positive interactions and accessible business operations.

The 2021 youth award recipients were announced on May 1, 2021. 

Other awards

Play Works is the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth and has recognized the Town of Milton as a Gold Level Youth Friendly Community. This recognition program works to acknowledge great work in communities for youth aged 13 to 19 when it comes to play. The Milton community was successful in meeting 9 out of the 10 criteria required for this designation. 

Play can be anything youth participate in during their spare time, such as:

  • Sports
  • Recreation
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Art
  • Volunteering
  • Leadership development
  • Service leadership
  • Civic engagement