ABOUT THE AWARDS
After hearing numerous stories of individuals, community groups and businesses stepping up to help others in need during this public health crisis, the leaders of Centennial College, Scarborough Health Network (SHN), Toronto Zoo and University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) are launching the Scarborough Hero Awards. This new awards initiative will recognize those who have gone above and beyond to serve the local community in very substantive and impactful ways.
In 200 words or less, you are invited to nominate a #ScarbTOHero deserving recognition for the extraordinary actions they have taken over the past year to support their community during COVID-19. Nominees can be an individual, group, business or organization residing or working in the Scarborough community. Due to overwhelming interest in the awards, the nomination deadline has been extended, and nominations will now close at 11:59 pm on April 4, 2021.
Selection of Winners
The winners will be selected by a jury panel consisting of the Scarborough City Councillors. Representatives from the Scarborough Business Association, the Scarborough Community Renewal Organization and the Rotary Club of Scarborough will also assist with determining winners for select categories. The winners will be announced at an event at the Toronto Zoo at a later date, subject to public health guidelines and restrictions.
CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY'S RESILIENCE
“During the pandemic we have seen our city and its residents come together to support each other during these difficult times. All of those everyday heroes deserve to be celebrated and acknowledged. I am proud to see Scarborough coming together to recognize local individuals who are making a difference. I encourage residents to nominate someone who they believe has impacted Scarborough and have been working hard during the pandemic to support their community.”
– MAYOR JOHN TORY, CITY OF TORONTO