The Library's Jim Wilde Young Volunteer Award began in 2001 is presented annually to two young people who either work for the Library and volunteer as well, or who volunteer with the Library. It is intended to recognize the value and importance of young volunteers in the City of Mississauga and further to bring attention to the efforts of all volunteers.
Jim Wilde was a resident of Mississauga since 1967 until his death in 2010. He was a member of the executive of the Friends of the Library since 1986 and for some of that time held the position of Chair. He has also served on numerous other volunteer capacities in the City.
In serving his community through volunteer work, Jim always championed excellence in library service, the needs of youth at their library, the importance of the library's role in promoting our history to young people, and of doing all this in a cost conscious and responsible way as exemplary public service.
Jim Wilde always believed that the volunteers of tomorrow should be developed today and this award in his honor is a way to fulfill that belief.
- To see the award recipients, click on Jim Wilde "Young Volunteer" Award Winners