Nominate An Outstanding Citizen for a Civic Award

Published on: 2016/03/14 - in News

Nominations for the City of Kingston’s annual Civic Awards are now open to the public. The award recognizes outstanding Kingstonians for their significant contributions to the community.

Civic Award winners will be honoured at the Canada Day civic ceremony on the steps of City Hall.

“These awards celebrate volunteers who make Kingston great,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “I encourage Kingstonians to nominate volunteers they know who are making positive impacts in our community. Help us recognize outstanding citizens of all ages.”

If you know someone deserving of this honour, you can nominate him or her for one of the following awards by April 15th:

– Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism, recognizing youth in three categories (Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12 and post-secondary youth up to age 24) who demonstrate leadership, care and compassion and/or ability to overcome personal challenges, motivate others or use special skills to improve the community’s quality of life.

– First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award, recognizing volunteers of all ages for their community contributions.

The First Capital Distinguished Citizen Awards recognize a lifetime of volunteer work, while the Honourable Achievement Awards recognize more specific efforts.

Submissions must be completed and delivered by 4 pm on April 15, then reviewed to confirm eligibility before being sent on to the selection committee.

You can find more information about the awards, past recipients, and access the nomination forms at or by attending City Hall, 216 Ontario Street between from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekdays.