Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay (formerly Crime Prevention Thunder Bay) is calling for nominations for the 11th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards that recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make the city safer and more inclusive.

Nominations officially open today, and the deadline for submissions is November 5 at 4:30 pm.

The awards will be presented during a special ceremony that will take place during the Dec. 6 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council.

“I’m proud to open the nomination period for the 2021 Mayor‘s Community Safety Awards, recognizing individuals and projects that work to make our city safer and more welcoming for everyone,” said Mayor Bill Mauro. “Now in its eleventh year, these awards continue to showcase the excellent work being done in our community.”

The 2021 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 be awarded.

Sponsors:  Matawa First Nations Management, Enbridge Gas Ltd., and Circle K.

“We are proud to once again present these awards,” said Jeff Upton, Chair of the Crime Prevention Council. “It is important for us to recognize those who are making a difference in our community. First of all, they deserve recognition for their commitment and dedication to our community, and second, I believe that showcasing their work inspires others to make a difference too.”
“Crime prevention is truly a community effort,” Upton said. “We are seeing results from the tireless efforts of these individuals and groups, 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. They will also be the subject of a short video documenting their achievements and will be acknowledged on the City website and social media channels, and in the 2021 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards souvenir program.

For more information and nomination forms, visit our Community Safety Awards page.

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Contact: Lee-Ann Chevrette, Specialist - Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay, 625-2554