Thunder Bay thrives because of the very special contributions and accomplishments of community champions. Citizens can be recognized monthly for outstanding achievement and annually for exceptional achievement.

Citizens of Outstanding Achievement

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.

Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's banquet will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. The link to watch the Awards will be posted prior to the meeting. It will also be aired on Shaw TV Cable 10 or Tbaytel TV on Channel 110.

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. An annual banquet is held to celebrate exceptional achievement award winners.


Award 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.

2020 Annual Award Nomination form

Nominations are now closed for the 2020 Annual awards

Past winners

See past winners of the Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Awards

Selection committee

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


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