Civic Awards


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Established by Council in 1987, the Civic Awards program aims to recognize the contributions and achievements of individuals or groups that bring honour and enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope.

2016 NOMINATION DEADLINE: March 9, 2017
2016 AWARDS CEREMONY: April 27, 2017

Nomination forms for 2016 are now available!
To submit a nomination, either fill out our online form below or download the PDF and submit by mail: Port Hope Civic Awards, 56 Queen Street, Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9 or through email at 

Civic Awards Nomination Forms:

*Outstanding Citizen/Outstanding Youth nominations must include a completed Signature Sheet available below. To submit you may upload them to the online form or mail in with the PDF submission. 

Terms of Reference


The Civic Awards Program sets out to recognize the broad range of elements that make up Port Hope’s inspiring culture, by acknowledging those who contribute time, talent and resources towards improving the quality of life in the community.

The program celebrates nominees worthy of recognition for exceptional contributions and/or achievements bringing honour and/or enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope.


  • To encourage and reward achievements and volunteerism within the Municipality.

  • Increase awareness about the Civic Awards program and recipient contributions and achievements.

  • To ensure awards are granted in a fair and consistent fashion even as Committee members change in order to help preserve the integrity of the Civic Awards Program over the long term.

  • To collaborate with Municipal staff and Council to host successful program, annually. By assisting staff to coordinate information sharing through existing newsletters, advertising, media releases and/or distributions.

  • To evaluate the Municipality’s recognition program once each Council term, asking for input from Civic Awards Advisory Committee volunteers who have contributed over the previous four (4) years. To review and recommend award categories and criteria for Council’s consideration.  


  • Outstanding Citizen Award
  • Outstanding Youth Award
  • Awards for Individuals, teams and/or groups:
    • Arts and Culture Award
    • Athletics
    • Communtiy Service
    • Agricultural
    • Inspiration
    • Philanthropy
    • Environment
  • Posthumous Recognition


The Civic Awards program is designed to recognize volunteer efforts, exceptional contributions and/or achievements bringing honour and/or enrichment to the Municipality of Port Hope.  Only those whom have volunteered their time and service, and/or competed at an amateur level, and for which no remuneration or payment has been received will be eligible for a Port Hope Civic Award.

Nomination forms must be completely and accurately filled out. The Civic Awards Committee can only use the information provided in the nomination package to make an award recommendation. If a nomination is not to the satisfaction of the committee, the form may be disqualified, and the nomination rejected.

Members of the Civic Awards Advisory Committee may be eligible to receive a Civic Award during their term on the Committee. Should a Committee Member be nominated by someone for achievements not resulting from work on the Civic Awards Committee, that member shall declare a conflict and leave the room while their nomination is being considered.

Nomination forms must be complete in all aspects and signed by the nominator.

Residency Requirements:
Nominees do not have to be resident of the Municipality or Port Hope, except for those nominees for the Outstanding Citizen and Outstanding Youth categories. Nominators are not required to be a resident of the Municipality of Port Hope.

More information on Civic Awards Advisory Committee is available here:
By-law 80/2016 Civic Awards Advisory Committee

For a complete list of the 2015 Civic Award Winners please click here 2015 Civic Award Winners.