Volunteer of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards


The Volunteer and Youth Volunteer of the Year Awards are given to an individual who has demonstrated all-round community involvement rather than specific activity or contribution. This award recognizes local residents who build communities and show what can be achieved with passion and determination.


    1. Must be a resident of the City of Brampton
    2. Cannot be an elected official, a resident planning to run for municipal/regional council, or be staff of the City of Brampton
    3. Must be a current and active volunteer in the community
    4. Must present a positive image of the City of Brampton, can be viewed as a role model who consistently demonstrates responsible behaviour
    5. Participates regularly in community projects
    6. Shows evidence of on-going leadership and dedication
  • A youth is considered 18 years of age or younger. An adult is considered to be 19 years of age and older.
  • One individual will be selected in each of the two Volunteer of the Year Award categories.
  • The nomination form must be accompanied by a letter of no more than two (2) pages, detailing the recent or ongoing activities or contributions of the nominee in the City of Brampton. These activities should demonstrate all-round community involvement rather than a specific activity or contribution.
  • Contributions must be voluntary, but can be related to an individual’s expertise from training, work experience or education.
  • The individual has helped to improve the quality of life in Brampton and/or have made an impact on Brampton in arts and culture, sport or community projects.
  • Nominees should support the City of Brampton’s Strategic Plan in moving the City forward by building strong communities. The goals of strong communities include:
    • Celebrate citizens and create partnerships through arts, culture and social interaction
    • Create connected spaces in the heart of the city for people to live, work and play.
    • Support diversity and enable wellness through health and recreation
  • Nominees must have made a significant impact (minimum three (3) years of service by a youth and five (5) years by an adult) to be eligible.
  • Self-nominations and nominations of family members are not accepted.
  • Posthumous nominations will not be accepted.