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 Award Recipients

Outstanding Youth: Nathan Titterton

Outstanding Citizen: Olga Cwiek

For a complete list of the 2016 Civic Award Recipients please click here 2016 Civic Award Recipients.

Nominations for the 2016 Civic Awards are now closed.
Deadline was March 9, 2017. Award Ceremony was April 27, 2017

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 about each award category criteria is available here:
By-law 80/2016 Civic Awards Advisory Committee