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Official Recognition

The City of Thunder Bay thrives because of the very special contributions and accomplishments of community champions.

The Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards honour those individuals, organizations and groups that are helping to create a neighbourhood or community where people feel a sense of belonging and responsibility to each other, and are active participants in its life. 

Awards Categories

Good Citizen Award
This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding volunteer contributions in Thunder Bay for a minimum of five years. Groups and organizations MAY receive this recognition for 10, 25 and 50 years of service and every 10 year increment thereafter.

Spirit of Thunder Bay Award
This special award recognizes an individual who has volunteered time toward improving and enriching the community of Thunder Bay. This is an individual who has shown extraordinary leadership, innovation and meaningful voluntary contributions, and has a minimum of 15 years of cumulative volunteer experience in Thunder Bay.

Youth Award
This award is presented to an individual, up to the age of 21 years, who, for a minimum of two years, has increased the profile of youth in Thunder Bay through volunteer contributions that enrich quality of life in the community. Volunteer service must be outside the mandated 40 hours.


Nominate someone for the 2016 Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

2016 Award Nomination Form
Nominate Online 


2015 Award Recipients


Monthly Awards

These awards are presented to individuals, teams or organizations for outstanding achievement and contribution to the City of Thunder Bay. Monthly award recipients have received provincial, national, or international recognition for their achievement. When providing a nomination it is the responsibility of the individual, team or organization to submit full documentation regarding the level of achievement.

Selection Committee

The Selection Committee is comprised of appointed community members representing the various award categories.

View Past Award Recipients