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Citizen Equity Committee


2016 Youth Role Model Awards Nominations

January 25, 2016

The City of Winnipeg’s Citizen Equity Committee is looking for 16 youth for the 2016 Youth Role Model Awards. For over 10 years, these awards have celebrated culture and recognized youth from diverse communities in Winnipeg who demonstrate outstanding achievements. The Citizen Equity Committee works toward building a harmonious, vibrant, multicultural and inclusive society and is proud to celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young people.

To mark this event, an Annual Award Ceremony is held every year in May to honour the future leaders of our City in eight categories and in two age groups: Junior (15 -17 years old) and Senior (18 – 24 years old). Do you know someone who by their contributions has become role models within their respective communities?

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for any of the Youth Role Model Awards, a nominee must:

  • Be a resident of Winnipeg;
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 17 (Junior Achiever) or 18 and 24 (Senior Achiever);
  • Be an outstanding achiever in one or more of the Award Categories, described below.
  • *only the Wade “Kojo” Williams Sr. Award for Action Against Racism and Discrimination may be a group nomination
  • Not have won a CEC Youth Role Model Award in the past 5 years.

Award Categories:

Community Volunteering
Any individual youth who demonstrates outstanding voluntary services in community activities.

Any individual youth with a record of excellence in one or more sport disciplines.

Education and Training
Any individual youth who achieves excellence in his/her academic or vocational studies.

Performing and/or Creative Arts
Any individual youth who achieves distinction in one or more of the performing and/or creative arts, such as: traditional dance; music (vocals & instruments); drama; acting and film production; traditional crafts and painting.  

Any individual youth who demonstrates a high level of knowledge and appreciation of his/her spiritual beliefs.

Any individual youth who demonstrates consistency and maintains a track record in promoting current issues, e.g.  human rights, social justice, environment, animal cruelty, etc.

Rosalinda Natividad Cantiveros Award for Courage
Prospective youth candidates must be nominated by a School Principal, Guardian, Counselor or a community leader. That individual should have demonstrated courage, personal growth/achievement while dealing with life challenges.

Wade “Kojo” Williams Sr. Award for Action Against Racism and Discrimination
Any individual youth or youth group who demonstrates actions to build awareness and knowledge to achieve an inclusive and respectful Winnipeg, free from racism and all forms of discrimination. One award per annum will be presented.

Nominator should submit all materials by March 31, 2016 to:

Maria Morrison
Coordinator, Citizen Equity Committee
City of Winnipeg
3rd Floor, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB
R3B 1B9
TEL:  204-986-4167  FAX: (204) 986-8283

Download the Nomination form.

Last update: January 25, 2016
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Main Floor, Susan A. Thompson Building
510 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9

Maria Morrison
Coordinator, Citizen Equity Committee
Tel: 204-986-4167
Cell: 204-470-7857