Nominations are now open for the 10th Annual respect.Awards, recognizing individuals, businesses, and organizations in the community that have demonstrated leadership in enhancing diversity, inclusion, equity and respect for others.

The Awards were established by the Respect Initiative Working Group and are sponsored by Diversity Thunder Bay. Two recipients will receive awards this year, including 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 Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay.  “It’s 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.”

Award recipients will be revealed on Wednesday, Mar. 23 during Diversity Thunder Bay’s 16th Annual Celebration event that 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 Community Safety & Well-Being (CSWB) Thunder Bay.

Nominations close on Friday, Feb. 25 at 4:30 pm. For more information, and to fill out a nomination form, visit our Respect page.


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