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Nominate a citizen or youth volunteer for Civic Awards

February 28, 2014 -

Kingston's Mayor and Council are calling for nominations for the 2014 Civic Awards for Youth Volunteerism and the 2014 First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Awards. These awards will be celebrated at the City of Kingston's Canada Day ceremony on the steps of City Hall on July 1.

"Volunteers play a significant role in our community, these awards celebrate the wonderful citizens and youth who contribute considerable time and great energy toward improving our community through volunteerism," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen. 

The awards honour individuals who have made a significant contribution in our community through volunteerism. The Civic Awards for Youth Volunteerism recognize individuals, while the First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Awards are open for applicants of all ages.

Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism

This year, the Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism has been expanded to recognize youth in three categories – Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12 and Post-secondary youth up to age 24 – who demonstrate one or more of the following attributes:

  • Leadership qualities, challenging themselves and others.
  • Care and compassion for members of the community, particularly those with special needs.
  • Ability to overcome personal challenges in donating their time to volunteer and assist others.
  • Motivating others to achieve and strive for goals.
  • Willingness to mentor fellow youth and others.
  • Special skills and personally contributes to improving quality of life in the Kingston community.

First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement

The 2014 First Capital Distinguished Citizen and Honourable Achievement Awards recognize volunteers of all ages for community contributions in the area of: Culture, Heritage, Recreation, Sports, Health, Education, Health Care, Environment, Safety, Volunteering or Business.  First Capital Distinguished Citizen Awards recognize a lifetime of volunteer work, while Honourable Achievement Awards recognize more specific efforts.

Nominations are due March 31 by 4:30 p.m.  Application forms will be available as of March 1, and can be found at and in person at the City Hall reception desk.  For more information contact Elizabeth Cashman at or 613-546-4291 ext. 1355.

Nominations Forms

  • 2014 Mayor's Award for Youth Volunteerism - Nomination Form
  • 2014 First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award - Nomination Form


Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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