The Scarborough Hero Awards have launched!

Nominate a local #ScarbTOHero who deserves recognition for the extraordinary actions they have taken to support our community during COVID-19

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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. 

Nomination Process

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.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Community Action/Service

Recognizing those who set-up/ran food banks, shelters, mask and other personal protective equipment distribution, etc. 

Environmental

Recognizing those responsible for keeping outdoor spaces accessible and safe for Scarborough residents, while also nurturing natural habitats and wildlife

Outstanding Organization/Business Leader

Recognizing local organizations/businesses and/or their leaders who went above and beyond to serve their clients and/or support the local community

Health

Honouring the valour of frontline health care workers, including, but not limited to hospital, long-term care, and public health personnel

Good Neighbour

Celebrating those who put their own needs aside to help others, such as supporting neighbours and vulnerable individuals in need of medication, supplies, and groceries

Education

Celebrating those who engaged in transforming learning experiences for students in Scarborough and beyond

Outstanding Youth Leader

Celebrating youth 19 years and under who went out of their way to make a difference within their community

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

JURY PANEL
PRESENTED BY
THE SCARBOROUGH ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS
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