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Nominations for 2022 Awards of Excellence now open

Children and youth recipients will receive a $500 bursary with their Award of Excellence

March 1 2022 –

The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievements made by individuals — adults, youth and children — organizations, and businesses who are making Vancouver a greener, healthier, more inclusive, and prosperous city.

This year, we also hope to recognize individuals (adults, youth and children), organizations, and businesses, who have supported their communities through COVID-19 and the continued recovery efforts.


The Awards of Excellence feature the following award categories:

  • Civic Volunteer
  • Greenest City Leadership
  • Healthy City for All
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Accessible City

In each category, awards may be presented to one adult, one child or youth (21 years old or younger), and one organization. Children and youth recipients will receive a $500 bursary along with their Award of Excellence.


Nominations are open to anyone who lives, works, volunteers, or goes to school in Vancouver, including the University Endowment Lands. Nominations are also open to organizations and businesses based in the city of Vancouver, and are evaluated on their contributions to the community. These organizations include:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Groups or service clubs
  • Educational institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Government departments
  • Unions or professional and trade associations
  • Media organizations
  • Public or private corporations

The nomination process for the Awards of Excellence is quick and easy. You can submit nominations online until midnight on Sunday, April 10, 2022.

The Mayor's Achievement Award

To recognize long-term commitment to volunteering and public engagement, the Mayor’s Achievement Award recognizes those who have a legacy and reputation for making life better in the city of Vancouver. Recipients are selected by the Mayor and are not open for public nomination. Children and youth recipients of this award still receive a $500 bursary.

Learn more about the award categories and criteria