The Young Townships Leader Award (YTLA) encourages younger citizens who are actively involved in their communities by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and efforts.

Established in 2006, the YTLA is presented annually to at least one Townshipper aged 15 to 35 who has shown leadership within the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships through their actions at school, work, or in the wider community within the previous two years (24 months prior to April 30, 2023).

Help Townshippers’ Association encourage the younger members of our community to reach their full potential and become engaged in the community at large – culturally, socially and economically – by nominating them for the YTLA!  Thanks to our partners, YTLA recipients will be receive a $1,000 cash prize!

Nominations for this annual award are accepted all year long.

Please note, this is an award for community service, not a scholarship.

Nominations received after May 13 will be considered for the 2024 awards.

To nominate someone for an award: download the nomination form and send the completed form and required documents, to:

Young Townships Leader Award
c/o Townshippers’ Association
3355 College Street
Sherbrooke (Quebec) J1M 0B8

DEADLINE: MAY 13, 2023

Before submitting your nomination please be sure it contains the following four elements:

  1. Your name and contact information;
  2. An endorsement letter from someone supporting your nomination, along that person’s name and contact information;
  3. The nominee’s name and contact information;
  4. An explanation of the nominee’s accomplishments and/or contributions to the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships in the last two years (24 months prior to April 30, 2020).

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered. 

If you have questions or problems submitting your nomination, contact Cathy Turner at 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-877-566-5717),

Once you submit a nomination, all names and other identifying information are removed from the documents by the Office Manager so that the selection committee* can review nomination packages based solely on their contents.

Nominations and selection information are confidential. Nominees will only be contacted if they are selected to receive an award.

*Townshippers’ Association President, Executive Director and Office Manager are not eligible to sit on the selection committee.



The cash prize is made possible each year through the generous support of partners, which in 2022-2023 included: Canada, Quebec, Cass Funeral Homes, Global Excel Management, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS, NAV Canada, Champlain Regional College, and Stanstead College.

Employees and Directors of Townshippers’ Association cannot be nominated for this award.