The Young Townships Leader Awards (YTLAs) encourage younger citizens who are actively involved in their communities by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and efforts.

Established in 2006, the YTLAs are presented annually to selected Townshippers aged 15 to 35 who have demonstrated leadership within the Eastern Townships’ English-speaking community through their actions at school, at work, or in the wider community within the previous two years (the 24-month period prior to April 30, 2024).

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 a YTLA!  Thanks to our partners, YTLA recipients will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Nominations for these annual awards are accepted all year long. The deadline to apply for this year’s awards is Friday, June 16, 2024. Nominations received after June 16, 2024 will be considered for the 2025 awards.

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

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

Young Townships Leader Awards
c/o Townshippers’ Association
3355 College Street
Sherbrooke, Quebec  J1M 0B8


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 with 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, 2024).

Please note: A) an immediate family member cannot nominate someone for an award. B) endorsement letters or references cannot be submitted by a nominee’s immediate family member. C) incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or problems submitting your nomination, contact Cathy Turner at 819-566-5717 (toll-free 1-866-566-5717),

Once a nomination has been submitted, all names and other identifying information will be 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, Director of Programs and Communications, and Office Manager are not eligible to sit on the selection committee.




The cash prizes for the YTLA recipients are 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, and Champlain Regional College.

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