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Still time to nominate an outstanding citizen for a Civic Award

May 2, 2019 -

Know someone whose efforts deserve to be acknowledged by the Kingston community?

The City of Kingston has extended its deadline for its annual Civic Awards until May 15. These awards celebrate the significant community contributions of outstanding Kingstonians.

Nominate a worthy Kingstonian for Youth Volunteerism, First Capital Distinguished Citizen and/or Honourable Achievement award to be presented at the Canada Day Civic Ceremony.

Know Someone Who Deserves to be Recognized?

Nominate a great Kingstonian for one of the Civic Awards outlined below by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15.  Applications and further details are available at www.CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards.

Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism

This awards is offered in partnership with the United Way of KFL&A, Youth Award recipients receive a bursary to support their academic endeavours as follows:

  • Grades 5-8 – $750 to be used toward a school project of their choice or design
  • Grades 9-12 – $1,500
  • Post-secondary youth (up to age 24) – $2,000 This award recognizes youth who demonstrate leadership, care and compassion and/or ability to overcome personal challenges, motivate others or use special skills to improve the community's quality of life.

First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award

These awards recognize volunteers of all ages for their community contributions. The First Capital Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes a lifetime of volunteer work, while the Honourable Achievement Award recognizes more specific efforts.

Nomination forms may also be picked up at or at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Completed nomination forms will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent on to the selection committee.