On October 15, 2018, Philip Koning was presented with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by Legislative Assembly of Alberta Speaker Robert Warner and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Lois Mitchel. The Sovereign Medal is the highest award for volunteers presented in Canada.
Phil has volunteered thousands of hours with organizations such as Mission Thrift Store, Schizophrenia Society of Alberta and the Canadian Mental Health Association. Phil, who lives with schizophrenia, bravely shares his personal story with students at schools and colleges to help educate others about mental illness. Phil also has an interest in Alberta and federal politics and has volunteered for many candidates over the years.
Thank you for making a difference through your dedication and commitment to the causes you support.