Nominations are officially open for the 13th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay citizens and groups who are working to build a safer, healthier and more equitable community.

The awards are hosted by the City of Thunder Bay and Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m. The awards will be presented during a special ceremony during the Nov. 6, 2023 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council. The 2023 Awards fall into three categories:

•Community Hero Award – For an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community. Sponsor: Apex Investigation & Security

•Young Leader Award – For outstanding contributions by a youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety. The youth is a leader in a project in their community. Sponsor: Generator

•Outstanding Community Project Award – For outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration. Up to four projects may receive awards. Sponsors: Enbridge Gas Ltd., Circle K, Matawa First Nations and GardaWorld

“We are proud to present these awards once again,” said Jeff Upton, Chair of Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay. “It is important for us to recognize those who are making a difference in our community. I believe that showcasing their work inspires others to make a difference too.”

“Community safety and well-being are truly a community effort,” said Mayor Ken Boshcoff. “We are seeing results from the tireless efforts of many individuals and organizations, and these awards celebrate those who are making a difference in our city.”

Award recipients will receive an official certificate recognizing their award-winning work, and will also be featured in a short video documenting their achievements. For more information and nomination forms, visit: