Group picture of Civic Merit Award recipients

Eighteen individuals receive Civic Merit Award

October 30 2018 –

Mayor Gregor Robertson, on behalf of City Council, today honoured 18 individuals with a Civic Merit Award in recognition of their outstanding achievements benefiting the community.

2018 award recipients

  • Janice Abbott 
  • Dr. Leonora Angeles
  • Ross Beaty
  • Wayson Choy
  • Libby Davies
  • Patsy George
  • Frank Giustra
  • Rodney Graham
  • Chue George Ing
  • Maggie Ip 
  • Judith Marcuse
  • Dr. Gabor Mate
  • Dr. Julio Montaner
  • Eyob Naizghi
  • Debra Sparrow
  • Chief Maureen Thomas
  • Jennifer Wade
  • Chief Bill Williams

The Civic Merit Award recognizes individuals for achievement in a particular field of endeavour in sports, science, arts, or culture within the city and the province, or in recognition of a specific service.

City Council must vote unanimously to honour someone with the Civic Merit Award. The City began awarding the Civic Merit Award in 1942.

View the biographies of each recipient