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Nominations now open for 2022 Brampton Citizens Awards

​BRAMPTON, ON (November 23, 2022) – The City of Brampton is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Brampton Citizens Awards. Residents are invited to nominate outstanding athletes, volunteers and local heroes before January 13, 2023.
The Brampton Citizens Awards recognize residents who have made a meaningful contribution or have had a significant achievement in one of the following categories during the 2022 calendar year:

The Sports Achievement Award – recognizes Brampton residents whose achievements have been recognized at the Provincial, National or International level.

The Ken Giles Amateur Athlete of the Year Award – in partnership with the Brampton Guardian, this award recognizes an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact and/or exceptional achievement at the amateur level of their respective sport.

The Arts Acclaim Award – recognizes individuals whose contributions have had a significant impact in terms of achieving local, Provincial, National or International acclaim.

The Long Term Service Award – recognizes dedicated volunteers whose efforts have made a significant impact towards the development and advancement of recreational sports, the arts and community social services.

The Inspirational Award – recognizes Brampton residents who advocate or practice humane action, or who have had an inspirational influence on others. 

The Emergency Services Award of Valour – The Brampton Fire and Emergency Services Department, Peel Regional Police and Peel Paramedics, as appropriate, recognize an individual or individuals, who voluntarily risked their own lives while performing a heroic act to save the life of another person.

The Citizens of the Year Awards – are given to individuals who have 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. The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to a youth, adult and senior citizen.

A Selection Committee comprised of community members with subject matter expertise in award categories, along with elected officials, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, the Brampton Sports Alliance, the Brampton Seniors Council and Peel Regional Police, is appointed to review all nominations. 

Since 1974, the City of Brampton has been proud to offer a community recognition program that has honoured over 3,500 outstanding residents in the areas of sports, arts, and community service. For more information on the Brampton Citizens Awards and how to nominate someone, visit   


“The Brampton Citizens Awards provide an excellent opportunity to recognize our residents’ contributions as athletes, artists, volunteers and local heroes. These yearly awards instill a great deal of pride and inspire everyone to contribute to our community. Brampton is full of outstanding residents, and I encourage you to nominate a resident today!”
-  Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“We encourage you to nominate someone you admire in our community for the 2022 Brampton Citizens Awards. Brampton is full of inspiring residents who make a significant impact to the community and this is a great way to recognize their contributions and achievements.”
- Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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