The Urban Hero Awards

Community Apr 20, 2017 City Centre Mirror

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned this fall for an announcement about our winners!

Metroland Media Toronto is hosting the Urban Hero Awards to celebrate community heroes of all ages for their inspiring work, leadership and good deeds here in the city. The program was launched as part of Canada’s 150th celebrations as a way to honour the people that make a difference in the lives of others and exemplify what it means to be Canadian.

Nominations were accepted in eight categories: Arts, Business, Education, Environment, Good Neighbour, Health, Social Issues and Sports. Within each category the awards recognize the ‘Titans of Tomorrow’ (Youth 14-18), and the ‘Champions of Today’ (Adults 19+).

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ELIGIBILITY

Nominations are open to individuals who reside or work in the City of Toronto. Nominees must be at least 14 years of age during the active program year. The work or act for which a nomination is being made must have taken place in the last five years. Posthumous nominations can be made for good work done in the past 10 years.

CATEGORIES

Urban Hero award winners will be recognized in eight categories:

Arts

This award recognizes a deserving individual who has gone above and beyond to promote local arts or has selflessly enriched the lives of others through various artforms.

Business

Recognizes a business or a business leader that demonstrates social responsibility or has given back to the local community in a meaningful way.

Education

This award celebrates teachers, principals and students  – anyone in a position to instruct or inspire others. Deserving individuals demonstrate great passion and care for student success, far more than what is expected of them in their positions.

Environment

In this category, individuals are recognized for the positive change they’re making with regards to the environment on a local level.

Good Neighbour

Recognizes compassionate and courageous individuals who go out of their way to take care of their neighbours, their streets, their community. Their acts may be small, but could make a big impact in the lives of others.

Health

Celebrates individuals who act or advocate for the improvement of people’s health or the access to it. They can be caregivers, medical professionals or average folks passionate about improving people’s wellbeing.

Social Issues

This award recognizes people that assist the disadvantaged, work to fix social problems and improve quality of life for members of the community. Despite obstacles, they forge ahead to improve the lives of others.

Sports

In this category, individuals are recognized for their tireless support of local athletes or sports groups. They dedicate themselves to enhancing the lives of others through the joys of sport and active living.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

All nominees will be reviewed by Metroland Media staff and contacted to confirm their participation in the program. Their permission will also be sought to post their nomination information online. Nominees in the ‘Titans of Tomorrow’ youth subgroup must have the permission of a parent or guardian in order to participate.

The name, photo and nomination detail for each confirmed nominee will be posted online beginning in July 7 for the People’s Choice public voting, whereby people can submit their choice for finalist. Every day until closing people can submit one vote (controlled by IP address). *Voting for People’s Choice finalists closed Aug. 13, 2017 at midnight. For each category, the nominee with the most votes will be declared People’s Choice finalists, for a total of eight finalists.

The other eight finalists across each category will be selected by Metroland Media Toronto staff.

The final 16 award winners will be announced at a reception this fall and profiles will be published in paper and online at insidetoronto.com and urbanheroes.ca. Award winners will be notified in advance and extended an invitation to the event.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

All nominees will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Impact – How their contributions have made a lasting difference to a person, a group or an issue in the community.

Inspiration – How the person serves as a role model or inspiration to others.

Challenges – What obstacles (social, personal or other) the nominee has overcome to make a this impact in their community.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE AWARD RULES

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The Urban Hero Awards

People's choice voting open July 7 to Aug. 13

Community Apr 20, 2017 City Centre Mirror

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned this fall for an announcement about our winners!

Metroland Media Toronto is hosting the Urban Hero Awards to celebrate community heroes of all ages for their inspiring work, leadership and good deeds here in the city. The program was launched as part of Canada’s 150th celebrations as a way to honour the people that make a difference in the lives of others and exemplify what it means to be Canadian.

Nominations were accepted in eight categories: Arts, Business, Education, Environment, Good Neighbour, Health, Social Issues and Sports. Within each category the awards recognize the ‘Titans of Tomorrow’ (Youth 14-18), and the ‘Champions of Today’ (Adults 19+).

Thanks to our sponsors:


ELIGIBILITY

Nominations are open to individuals who reside or work in the City of Toronto. Nominees must be at least 14 years of age during the active program year. The work or act for which a nomination is being made must have taken place in the last five years. Posthumous nominations can be made for good work done in the past 10 years.

CATEGORIES

Urban Hero award winners will be recognized in eight categories:

Arts

This award recognizes a deserving individual who has gone above and beyond to promote local arts or has selflessly enriched the lives of others through various artforms.

Business

Recognizes a business or a business leader that demonstrates social responsibility or has given back to the local community in a meaningful way.

Education

This award celebrates teachers, principals and students  – anyone in a position to instruct or inspire others. Deserving individuals demonstrate great passion and care for student success, far more than what is expected of them in their positions.

Environment

In this category, individuals are recognized for the positive change they’re making with regards to the environment on a local level.

Good Neighbour

Recognizes compassionate and courageous individuals who go out of their way to take care of their neighbours, their streets, their community. Their acts may be small, but could make a big impact in the lives of others.

Health

Celebrates individuals who act or advocate for the improvement of people’s health or the access to it. They can be caregivers, medical professionals or average folks passionate about improving people’s wellbeing.

Social Issues

This award recognizes people that assist the disadvantaged, work to fix social problems and improve quality of life for members of the community. Despite obstacles, they forge ahead to improve the lives of others.

Sports

In this category, individuals are recognized for their tireless support of local athletes or sports groups. They dedicate themselves to enhancing the lives of others through the joys of sport and active living.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

All nominees will be reviewed by Metroland Media staff and contacted to confirm their participation in the program. Their permission will also be sought to post their nomination information online. Nominees in the ‘Titans of Tomorrow’ youth subgroup must have the permission of a parent or guardian in order to participate.

The name, photo and nomination detail for each confirmed nominee will be posted online beginning in July 7 for the People’s Choice public voting, whereby people can submit their choice for finalist. Every day until closing people can submit one vote (controlled by IP address). *Voting for People’s Choice finalists closed Aug. 13, 2017 at midnight. For each category, the nominee with the most votes will be declared People’s Choice finalists, for a total of eight finalists.

The other eight finalists across each category will be selected by Metroland Media Toronto staff.

The final 16 award winners will be announced at a reception this fall and profiles will be published in paper and online at insidetoronto.com and urbanheroes.ca. Award winners will be notified in advance and extended an invitation to the event.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

All nominees will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Impact – How their contributions have made a lasting difference to a person, a group or an issue in the community.

Inspiration – How the person serves as a role model or inspiration to others.

Challenges – What obstacles (social, personal or other) the nominee has overcome to make a this impact in their community.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE AWARD RULES

Connect with us

Facebook /urbanheroawards  Twitter @urbanheroawards  Instagram @urbanheroawards

The Urban Hero Awards

People's choice voting open July 7 to Aug. 13

Community Apr 20, 2017 City Centre Mirror

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED. Stay tuned this fall for an announcement about our winners!

Metroland Media Toronto is hosting the Urban Hero Awards to celebrate community heroes of all ages for their inspiring work, leadership and good deeds here in the city. The program was launched as part of Canada’s 150th celebrations as a way to honour the people that make a difference in the lives of others and exemplify what it means to be Canadian.

Nominations were accepted in eight categories: Arts, Business, Education, Environment, Good Neighbour, Health, Social Issues and Sports. Within each category the awards recognize the ‘Titans of Tomorrow’ (Youth 14-18), and the ‘Champions of Today’ (Adults 19+).

Thanks to our sponsors:


ELIGIBILITY

Nominations are open to individuals who reside or work in the City of Toronto. Nominees must be at least 14 years of age during the active program year. The work or act for which a nomination is being made must have taken place in the last five years. Posthumous nominations can be made for good work done in the past 10 years.

CATEGORIES

Urban Hero award winners will be recognized in eight categories:

Arts

This award recognizes a deserving individual who has gone above and beyond to promote local arts or has selflessly enriched the lives of others through various artforms.

Business

Recognizes a business or a business leader that demonstrates social responsibility or has given back to the local community in a meaningful way.

Education

This award celebrates teachers, principals and students  – anyone in a position to instruct or inspire others. Deserving individuals demonstrate great passion and care for student success, far more than what is expected of them in their positions.

Environment

In this category, individuals are recognized for the positive change they’re making with regards to the environment on a local level.

Good Neighbour

Recognizes compassionate and courageous individuals who go out of their way to take care of their neighbours, their streets, their community. Their acts may be small, but could make a big impact in the lives of others.

Health

Celebrates individuals who act or advocate for the improvement of people’s health or the access to it. They can be caregivers, medical professionals or average folks passionate about improving people’s wellbeing.

Social Issues

This award recognizes people that assist the disadvantaged, work to fix social problems and improve quality of life for members of the community. Despite obstacles, they forge ahead to improve the lives of others.

Sports

In this category, individuals are recognized for their tireless support of local athletes or sports groups. They dedicate themselves to enhancing the lives of others through the joys of sport and active living.

ASSESSMENT PROCESS

All nominees will be reviewed by Metroland Media staff and contacted to confirm their participation in the program. Their permission will also be sought to post their nomination information online. Nominees in the ‘Titans of Tomorrow’ youth subgroup must have the permission of a parent or guardian in order to participate.

The name, photo and nomination detail for each confirmed nominee will be posted online beginning in July 7 for the People’s Choice public voting, whereby people can submit their choice for finalist. Every day until closing people can submit one vote (controlled by IP address). *Voting for People’s Choice finalists closed Aug. 13, 2017 at midnight. For each category, the nominee with the most votes will be declared People’s Choice finalists, for a total of eight finalists.

The other eight finalists across each category will be selected by Metroland Media Toronto staff.

The final 16 award winners will be announced at a reception this fall and profiles will be published in paper and online at insidetoronto.com and urbanheroes.ca. Award winners will be notified in advance and extended an invitation to the event.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

All nominees will be assessed based on the following criteria:

Impact – How their contributions have made a lasting difference to a person, a group or an issue in the community.

Inspiration – How the person serves as a role model or inspiration to others.

Challenges – What obstacles (social, personal or other) the nominee has overcome to make a this impact in their community.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE AWARD RULES

Connect with us

Facebook /urbanheroawards  Twitter @urbanheroawards  Instagram @urbanheroawards