Adapted from an article in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

Madison Goodwill w/ award
Madison Goodwill (second from left) of
Owen Sound holds her Lincoln M. Alexander
award after receiving it at Queen’s Park. At left is
Helen Angus, Deputy Minister of Citizenship,
Immigration and International Trade; centre right
is Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor,
and at right is Liz Sandals, Minister of Education.

On January 21, 2015, Métis youth Madison Goodwill was one of three students to receive a Lincoln M. Alexander Award at Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Madison received the award for her work as a summer student with the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Great Lakes Métis Council. She organized Blossom’s Program, an initiative to empower girls and promote leadership, according to a provincial news release.

She also researched the history and legacy of residential schools and created information kits for school and community use. The stories she uncovered helped enrich the Grade 10 history curriculum at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

The Lincoln M. Alexander Awards are presented each year by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to three Ontarians between the ages of 16 and 25 who have demonstrated leadership in ending racial discrimination.

Recognizing Ontario’s youth human rights leaders is part of the government’s efforts to build strong, inclusive and diverse communities.