City of Pickering 2023 Civic Awards – Nominate Today!

Posted on Tuesday January 30, 2024

Pickering, ON, January 30, 2024

The City of Pickering invites the community to nominate a deserving individual, group, or business for a 2023 Civic Award.

Every year the City of Pickering presents Civic Awards to members of the community who have exemplified outstanding service and achievements making significant contributions to the City.

Nomination categories include:

Special Citation Award: an outstanding achievement(s) that brought provincial, national or international recognition to the City

Bravery Citation Award: for a selfless act of bravery or heroism

Lifetime Achievement Award: for a significant contribution, over the recipient’s lifetime, to the betterment of the community

Individual Volunteer Award: for individuals who stand out amongst all other valuable individuals in Pickering for volunteer service to the City

Service Group Award: for activities that stand out amongst all other service groups in Pickering for their contribution and service to the City

Community Group Award:  awarded to the service group whose activities stand out amongst all other service groups in Pickering for their contribution and service to the City

Amateur Sports Award:  awarded to recognize excellence in amateur sports

Youth Volunteer Award:  awarded for outstanding volunteerism

Youth Leadership Award:  awarded for outstanding leadership

Sustainability Award:  awarded for a significant contribution to the Sustainable Pickering Journey

Arts Award:  awarded to recognize significant artistic achievements

Cultural Diversity Award:  awarded for a significant and sustained commitment to the promotion of cultural harmony

Heritage Award:  awarded for a significant contribution to the preservation, conservation, education and/or promotion of Pickering’s heritage

Urban Design Award:  awarded for a significant contribution to architecture, urban design, or parks and open space design

Economic Development Award:  awarded for a significant contribution to the City’s economic prosperity

Local Business Award:  awarded for an outstanding support and participation in community activities

Environment Award:  awarded for conserving or enhancing the City’s natural environment

Accessibility Award:  awarded for a significant or ongoing contribution, beyond legislative requirements, to the well-being and advancement of people with accessibility requirements

Applications for the 2023 Civic Awards Nominations will be accepted until February 8th, 2024.

Nomination forms and full category descriptions are available at the Pickering Civic Complex, Pickering Public Library – Main Branch, and Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex or,  you can submit a nomination online at


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 100,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

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Deanna Norlock
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905.420.4660 ext. 3404