Nominations open today for the City of Thunder Bay’s 9th annual respect. Awards. The respect. Awards, established by the Respect Initiative Working Group and sponsored by Diversity Thunder Bay, recognize individuals, businesses, or organizations that have demonstrated leadership in enhancing diversity, inclusion, equity and respect for others. Two respect. Awards will be awarded this year: one for an individual and one for an organization or business. 

“These awards offer an opportunity to recognize the exceptional efforts of those who work to make Thunder Bay a better place to live and work,” said Jeff Upton, Chair of the Crime Prevention Council.  “It is important to highlight these efforts so they might inspire others to create positive change, and help make Thunder Bay a community where everyone can feel safe being exactly who they are.”

The respect. Award recipients will be revealed on Thursday, Mar. 24, 2021, during Diversity Thunder Bay’s 15th Annual Celebration event, which recognizes the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The respect. Initiative is a joint initiative of the Anti-Racism & Respect Advisory Committee and the Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council.

Nominations close on Friday, Feb. 19 at 4:30 pm. For more information visit our Respect page.

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Contact: Lee-Ann Chevrette, Coordinator – Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, 625-2554 or