Black History Ottawa Community Builder awards


As we continue marking the the U.N. Decade of People of African Descent (2015-2024), we invite you to help us publicly recognize Black Ottawans who are making a significant contribution to this city. Do you know a person, group or program working to build a better Ottawa through community engagement, volunteer work, philanthropy, community outreach, mentoring and nurturing of children and youth, advocacy, elder support and advocacy, community safety or crime prevention? Now is the time to nominate them for the 2019 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award! 

Who is eligible?
You can nominate any individual of African descent (African, Caribbean or Black) or an organization who you feel has made an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of life for the people of Ottawa. He/she must also be resident in the Ottawa region. Previous winners represent people from all walks of life: volunteers, police officers, city staff, students, community leaders, religious leaders, teachers, student organisations, and educational institutions. They all have one thing in common: they are passionate about making Ottawa a great place to live. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Award categories
The program has two award categories. When submitting your nomination, you do not need to specify which award you are recommending. Black History Ottawa will select the appropriate award category. The categories are:
Community Leadership
Each nominee in this category must be: at least 18 years of age; an active leader in his/her community; made a positive difference in such areas as community building, human rights, multiculturalism;- have a minimum of five years experience as a volunteer, community activist or advocate; made exemplary contribution through unique programs or initiatives benefiting his/her neighborhood or community.
Youth Leadership
Candidates for this category must: be between 13 and 25 years of age; enrolled full or part-time in high school, college or university; be a positive role model as a volunteer, school leader or community advocate; made exemplary contribution through unique programs or initiatives benefiting his/her school, neighborhood or community.

Selection of award winners Nominations will be reviewed and winners selected by the Board of Directors of Black History Ottawa.

Nomination procedures
To nominate an individual, group or program, please provide the following information:
– Your name 
– Your e-mail address 
– Your phone number 
– Name of candidate 
– Candidate’s e-mail
– Candidate’s phone number 
– Your relationship with candidate (friend, family member, member of your organisation etc), 

– A summary listing of candidate’s community activities and accomplishments and previous awards(if applicable), plus other relevant information. Maximum 700 word please. Use an attachment if necessary.
Deadline for applications: 31 December, 2018 

Please note:
Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Nominations with incomplete information will not be considered.
Nominations received after the 31 December, 2018 deadline will not be considered.

E- mail the above information to Black History Ottawa at: 

Black History Ottawa
P.O.Box 81081
111 Albert Street, Suite 108
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1A5
Charity Business Number: 85368 6962 RR0001


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