Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Award

Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Award

Annually, Macdonald Youth Services is proud to present the Sir Hugh John Macdonald Memorial Award to a member of the community who demonstrates the virtues and values of our founding father, Sir Hugh John Macdonald.

Nominees for this award demonstrates the values of respect and fairness toward youth and provides practical assistance for youth such as mentoring, training, employment opportunities and developing lifeskills.

The recipient of this award will receive a custom-made plaque as well as a donation made in his or her name to a charity of their choice.

Eligibility Criteria


  1. Call for nominations are made in August of each year by the CEO of the agency. The deadline is September 15.
  2. Current Board members, staff, volunteers, and clients of MYS can nominate individuals for this prestigious award. The nomination must include supporting documentation that demonstrates how the nominees meet the qualifications for the award.
  3. The award will only be presented in years in which a suitable individual is nominated.
  4. The award will be presented by a representative of the Board of Directors to the recipient at a public or agency event.

Past Recipients