City of Kingston Civic Award nominations now open

Kingston City Hall. Photo by Samantha Butler-Hassan

Do you know an outstanding Kingstonian whose commitment to the community deserves to be recognized? The City of Kingston is seeking nominees for its annual Civic Awards, which recognize the significant community contributions of outstanding Kingstonians.

“I look forward to seeing this year’s nominees for the Civic Awards. Over the past year, we’ve seen members of the community step up in so many different ways to address the challenges brought about by the pandemic,” said Mayor Bryan Paterson. “We are so fortunate that we have so many kind and generous individuals who give their time and energy to benefit others. This event is always a highlight and I want to thank everyone in advance for nominating outstanding members of our community.”

Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Details on the awards: 

  • First Capital Distinguished Citizen/Honourable Achievement Award – These awards recognize 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.
  • Civic Award for Youth Volunteerism – These awards recognize 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.

Find the nomination forms:

  • Online at
  • At City Hall, 216 Ontario St. or at a City of Kingston recreation centre when these facilities reopen following the provincial shutdown (Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre or the INVISTA Centre).

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on May 13 and will be reviewed to confirm eligibility and sent on to the selection committee, the City said in a release. Civic Award recipients are celebrated on Canada Day.

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