The Young Awards Foundation

Arts opportunities for school children in Mississppi Mills are a vital aspect of a complete education

Cultural Awards

The Cultural Achievement and Cultural Volunteerism awards are given to individuals or organizations that reside, work, or are based in Mississippi Mills and have made a significant contribution to the arts and culture in the community and perhaps beyond. Over time and through their professional or volunteer work in the cultural sector, they have exhibited a generosity of spirit and helped develop the cultural mosaic of the community. View past recipients.

Each year a committee selects individuals or groups to receive the awards, which are presented at the Gala. These awards are designed to celebrate both artists and those who support them in their endeavours. They also demonstrate the importance of working and volunteering in the arts, which helps to make Mississippi Mills a vibrant and wonderful town in which to live.

2016 Nominations

To nominate individuals or groups for the 2016 awards, please send the name(s) and a brief description of the nominee(s) by December 31, 2015 to:

The Young Awards Foundation
Box 1275
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

Or via email to awards (at)

2015 Recipients

For 2015, Don Wiles of Almonte is the Cultural Achievement Award recipient. Nancy Giardino of Almonte is the recipient of the 2015 Cultural Volunteerism Award.

Past Recipients

Please visit our Past Recipients page for a full list.