During a ceremony at the One King West Hotel and Residence in Toronto held on September 27, 2022, Mr. Don D’Souza from Milton received the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism.
The June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Volunteerism recognizes up to 20 individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to volunteerism in Ontario each year.
Don D’Souza is a proud Miltonian, an outstanding community leader dedicated and driven to building a brighter tomorrow by supporting those in his community. He has volunteered for more than 10 years with the Navy League of Canada, Milton Branch and supporting the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps CHAUDIERE. Appointed the organization’s president in 2014, he has worked tirelessly to create positive change in his community.
In January 2020, Don co-founded the Navy League Cadet Corps ADVENTURE, a program for youth between the ages of 9 and 12 that promotes teamwork, good citizenship, and leadership skills. Don helped raise over $50,000 through grants, donations, and sponsorships to create the Milton Cadet Centre, which offers a safe space for youth to come together and learn new skills. Through Don’s leadership and dedication, membership at the centre has more than doubled. The Milton Cadet Centre has become one of Ontario’s strongest and most engaged Navy League branches.
A tireless volunteer, Don also finds time to volunteer with the Halton Regional Police Service, the Milton Legion’s Poppy Drives, as well as to provide support to community celebrations, Meals on Wheels and Toys for Tots.