Awards of Excellence

COVID-19 update: program cancelled

June 24, 2020: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Awards of Excellence has been cancelled. More information on the 2021 Awards of Excellence nomination process and ceremony will be posted as it becomes available next year.

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The Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievements made by individuals – adults, youth, and children – and organizations.

We celebrate excellence in five categories of achievement that benefit everyone by making Vancouver more green, healthy, diverse, and accessible.


Accessible City

Recognizes those who improve access and inclusion for persons with disabilities, or remove barriers and create opportunities.

Civic Volunteer

Recognizes those who excel at volunteering to make Vancouver a better place to live, work, and play.

Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrates the leadership of those who support inclusion, and advocate for communities to be free of racism and discrimination.

Greenest City Leadership

Recognizes those who have made significant contributions to advancing our goal of becoming the Greenest City in the world.

Healthy City for All

Recognizes those who lead projects that create a thriving, healthy, and liveable city for everyone.