Is a youth, group or organization you know doing great things in our community?
This award promotes public awareness of, and encourages ongoing initiatives towards diversity, race relations, inclusivity and human rights. The award also promotes/advances London as a welcoming city.
Nominations are now being accepted for the following categories:
- Small business/small labour (49 or fewer employees/members)
- Corporations/large business/large labour (50 or more employees/members)
- Institutions (public or private)
- Social/community services (including Not-For-Profits), education and training
- Youth/young adults groups or organizations
Submissions must be received by Monday, December 14, 2020.
When are the awards announced?
Recipients are presented with awards by the Mayor, on behalf of City Council, during the regular council meeting date which is closest to December 10 - Human Rights Day. The award presentation for 2020 will take place on a future date, noting that there would not be any receptions or persons in attendance at the Council meeting(s) due to the current COVID-19 meeting protocols.
There will be a maximum of five Awards presented in any one year, with no more than one award in each of the five categories noted above.
Who can nominate?
All Londoners are invited to submit their nominations using the online Nomination Form or by printing and submitting a paper copy through the City Clerk's Office, 3rd Floor, City Hall, 300 Dufferin Avenue.
Submissions must be received by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020.
To be eligible, a nominee must:
- Be a group or organization represented in one of the following categories:
- small businesses/small labour (49 or fewer employees/members);
- large businesses/large labour (50 or greater employees/members);
- social/community service not-for-profits (49 or fewer employees/members);
- social/community service not-for-profits (50 or greater employees/members);
- youth and young adults' (less than 26 years of age) groups or organizations;
- Have been operating in London continuously during the past 12 months, at a minimum;
- Have made their qualifying contribution in the City of London within the past 12 months;
- Consent to the nomination;
- noting that previous years’ recipients would remain eligible for nomination in future years on the condition that any subsequent nomination is not based upon the same achievement or initiative for which they have already received an award or for which they have previously been nominated.
- Nominations can be made by any individual who works or resides in the city of London. The nominators must be familiar with the activities of the nominee, and may be called upon for an interview by the Awards and Recognition Sub-Committee of the Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee.
- Nomination submissions must include:
- profile of nominee
- consent of nominee
- information about the nominator (i.e., name, address, etc.)
- brief description of the nominee and initiative, including the reasons for nomination
- responses to the following four questions:
a) How has the initiative contributed to the promotion of diversity, race relations, inclusivity and human rights in London and promoting London as a welcoming city?
b) What short or long-term impact has/will the initiative have on the promotion of diversity, race relations, inclusivity and human rights in London and promoting London as a welcoming city?
c) What is the potential for expansion and/or inspiration for replication of the initiative?
d) How can receiving this Award be used to further promote diversity, race relations, inclusivity and human rights in London and to further promote London as a welcoming city?