The 2020 Peace Medals

We all have a role to play to build a more just and harmonious society. For this reason, over the past 33 years, we have honoured the people and companies who tangibly contribute to making this ideal a reality.

Normally a big gala, the 2020 edition of the Peace Medals ceremony was broadcast through digital and media outlets and showcased the incredible work of our laureates.


2020 Laureate

2020 Honorary Laureate

Mr. Ménard’s family accepted the 2020 Honorary Peace Medal on his behalf. Mr. Ménard was a great businessman who dedicated his life to giving back to society. For him, student retention was a top priority for Québec, and his leadership inspired public authorities and the business and community sectors to attack the immense school dropout problem in the province.

Through an online auction full of fabulous prizes and a first-ever raffle and thanks to the support of numerous partners, including BMO, BLG, Cogir Real Estate, and Rogers, the 2020 edition of the YMCA Peace Medals raised $262,457 to support youth and families.