Eight Temple Volunteers Received the “Ontario's Volunteer Service Award”

The Ontario government is recognizing the outstanding contributions and efforts of 6,658 volunteers through 27 virtual Volunteer Service Award ceremonies across the province. On February 25, eight volunteers of Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto received the award via a virtual ceremony.


"We are recognizing over 6,600 volunteers who have dedicated their time. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, they have found ways to keep on supporting their local communities during difficult times. A heartfelt thank you to all of the volunteers who continue to demonstrate true Ontario spirit," said Premier Doug Ford.


"Volunteers are a vital part of communities across Ontario and demonstrate the very best of the Ontario spirit - they are an inspiration and example for us all and continue to make our province one of the greatest places to live," said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. "


Our government thanks every volunteer who tirelessly and selflessly continues to support their communities during the COVID-19 outbreak."


The “Ontario Volunteer Service Awards” recognizes individuals for their continuous volunteer service at an organization. Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto nominated adult volunteer award including volunteers who serve in the Buddha’s Light Scout for over 25 years, serving in Humanistic Buddhist College for over 20 years and serving in the kitchen for over 25 years respectively.