In recognition of Canada 150, a limited number of commemorative pins containing copper from the West block of Parliament Hill, from 1916-1996, are being awarded to Canadians across the country who embody the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, youth, and the environment.
The deadline to nominate is October 31, 2017.
Here in Ottawa Centre, my team is looking to recognise outstanding community members in the following areas:
Youth Employers: We would like to recognise Ottawa Centre employers who are hiring, training, valuing and retaining youth within their organizations.
Youth: We would like to reward youth, under the age of 25, who are working to make Ottawa Centre a better, more diverse community. These individuals are helpful to those in need, promoting diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples or environmental sustainability.
Community Builders: We would like to also recognise community builder and leaders, who help make Ottawa Centre a more welcoming, inclusive place to live and play. These leaders are strong advocates in our community, working on projects centred towards promoting diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, youth engagement, or the environment.
If you are aware of, have engaged or work with a youth employer, youth or community builder, please consider nominating them for one of the Canada 150 Awards. Nominations can be completed at this website.
A reception will be held in late November to recognize all those who received a nomination.