Submissions are now open for the Councillor's Awards 2019! 

The awards will be presented at the Metcalfe Town Hall April 30th, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. 

Each winner will have their nameplate on the Award Plaques that hang in the Metcalfe building and will receive an individual award as a keepsake. 
There will be refreshments and light desserts after the awards presentations.
 
Please include the contact information for the Nominee, as well as yourself in case we require more information. (First & Last Name, Phone Number, Email Address)
Submissions can be emailed to Jane.Diraimo@ottawa.ca.  The deadline for submissions is April 19th, 2019. Winners will be contacted by Tuesday, April 26th at the latest.
 
 
Volunteer Appreciation Award 
“To recognize and honour Volunteers who have made a significant contribution to ensuring residents have the opportunity to become active and involved.” 
This is awarded to volunteers as a show of appreciation for their contribution to the community in the past year.  
 
Nominees must: 
● Volunteered on a regular basis throughout the past year 
● Created opportunities for fellow community members to be involved  
● Made a positive impact on the community through efforts 
 
To nominate someone, you must submit: 
● A (brief paragraph of 250 words or less)/(short essay of 800 words or less) must be submitted as to why they would be a suitable recipient, citing examples from the past year primarily 
● 1-2 letters of recommendation from someone or an organization that has been positively affected by the nominee’s efforts  
 
 
Youth Volunteer Award 
“To recognize and honour outstanding Youths who have made a significant contribution to ensuring residents, especially Youths, are active and involved in community activities.” 
 
Nominees must: 
● Be under the age of 20 
● Have volunteered for a significant amount of time within the community  
● Inspired others, especially other youths, to take on their own active role within the community 
 
To nominate someone, you must submit: 
● A (brief paragraph of 250 words or less)/(short essay of 800 words or less) as to why they would be a suitable recipient 
● 1-2 letters of recommendation from someone or an organization that has been positively affected by the nominee’s efforts  
 
 
Small Business Commendation Award 
“In recognition of outstanding volunteerism that has made significant contributions to ensuring residents have opportunities to become active and involved in our Community” 
 
Nominees must: 
● Have less than 40 paid employees 
● Been in operation for at least 6 months 
● Contributed efforts to make residents of the community more involved  
● Donated time and/or money to bettering the community ○ I.e. sponsoring a local sports team, donating food to a community breakfast, helping to set up a community event, etc 
 
To nominate someone, you must submit: 
● A (brief paragraph of 250 words or less)/(short essay of 800 words or less) as to why they would be a suitable recipient 
● 1-2 letter of recommendation from someone or an organization that has been positively affected by the nominee’s efforts  
 
 
The Kay Johnston Outstanding Community Service Award 
“This award, established in 2006, is presented annually for outstanding volunteer contributions to our Community and residents in Osgoode Ward” 
 
Nominees must: 
● Have positively impacted the community by actively volunteering within the community throughout their time living in the Ward 
● Helped provide opportunities for others to get involved in volunteer efforts 
● Demonstrated outstanding commitment to helping others through their work over the years 
 
To nominate someone, you must submit: 
● A (brief paragraph of 250 words or less)/(short essay of 800 words or less) as to why they would be a suitable recipient 
● 1-2 letters of recommendation from someone or an organization that has been positively affected by the nominee’s efforts  
 
 
H.R. (Dick) McLaughlin Memorial Senior Award 
“To recognize and honour outstanding Seniors who have made a significant contribution to ensuring Seniors are able to stay active and involved” 
 
Nominees must: 
● Be over the age of 60 
● Have volunteered for a significant amount of time within the community relating to, primarily but not limited to, helping provide other seniors with a way to stay active and involved 
● Inspired others, especially seniors, to take on their own active role within the community 
 
To nominate someone, you must submit:
● A (brief paragraph of 250 words or less)/(short essay of 800 words or less) as to why they would be a suitable recipient 
● 1-2 letters of recommendation from someone or an organization that has been positively affected by the nominee’s