Dr. Samantha Nutt head shot

Tickets now on sale!

Don't miss keynote, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Global Humanitarian, author and Founder of War Child. Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast, presented by Farah Family Foundation and Hasty Market.

Female attendees at YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast
Please note that between December 1 - 8 YMCA branches will each have an early closure to give all our YMCA teams an opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Thank you for your understanding.​ Click here to see the dates and times.

Every time someone takes an action for peace, people are connected, to themselves and to each other. In every community there are people who make a difference and who are committed to bringing peace and prosperity to the world they live in, often in the face of great conflict and injustice. The YMCA Peace Medal is a way to recognize and celebrate members of your community who inpsire us to join them in creating a more peaceful world.

Medals will be presented at the
YMCA Peace Medal Breakfast
Presented by the Farah Family Foundation and Hasty Markets
Thursday, November 21, 2019
7:30am - 9:30am (Doors open at 7:00am)
Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmen's
For more information, please contact:

Susy Comegna
P: 905.681.1140

2019 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Samantha nutt
Global Humanitarian, Founder of War Child & Bestselling Author
Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and the founder of the international humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of hte world's major crises - from Iraq to Afghanistan, somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. A leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, Dr. Nutt is one off the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena and is a highly sought-after public speaker in North America. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited millions of war-affected children globally. 
Nominees must meet the following criteria
  • The actions of the nominee have demonstrated their commitment to the advancement of peace or the promotion of non-violence within the family, the community, our nation or internationally.
  • The nominee has developed, on his/her own or with others, a program or activity that contributes to a safe/non-violent community and promotes social justice and community cohesion.
  • The actions of the nominee as a 'peacemaker' will have motivated the local community.
  • The actions of the nominee will have demonstrated ways to live in peace and harmony in an increasingly diverse society.

For youth nominees only (age 19 and under) Through their actions, the nominee will have served as an example to other youth in the pursuit of peace and non-violent community.

Please note, it is imperative that a nomination reflect compliance in all outlined criteria in order to be considered for a YMCA Peace Medal Award. All qualifying nominees will be contacted by the YMCA.

View Past YMCA Peace Medal Recipients