Youth Awards

Creative brain illustrationThe Community Action Network – Youth Engagement Sub-committee (CAN - YES) is extending its request for submissions from the community to recognize youth that contribute to the health and well-being of our community through their unique qualities. If you know of a youth that demonstrates leadership, dedication, innovation and/or creativity please consider completing an application to have them recognized.


The Youth of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow” – Nelson Mandela


Selection Criteria

  • The youth being nominated must be:

    • Between the ages of 13-30

    • A resident of St. Thomas
  • The youth being nominated possesses special or unique qualities that has made a difference in the community that may include but are not limited to:
    • Leadership
    • Dedication
    • Innovation
    • Creativity

Selection Process

  • Individuals, organizations and peers can nominate youth who meet the above criteria by completing the nomination form and submitting the completed form by October 11, 2019 at noon.

  • A selection committee consisting of community members and leaders will review each nomination and select the recipients.
  • All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

Submission Process

  • Nominations will only be accepted when completed on the official nomination form.

  • Completed forms can be submitted as follows:

Wellkin, Child & Youth Mental Wellness

99 Edward St. St. Thomas ON

N5P 1Y8

Recognition Process

  • Youth selected to be recipients of the Youth Award will be notified in writing and will be invited to attend a St. Thomas City council meeting on Monday November 4, 2019 where they will be presented with their awards.


To enter a deserving youth in our community, please complete the Nomination Form and submit by noon, October 11, 2019.

Last Updated: September 4, 2019