Youth Awards & Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2022 Youth Award and Scholarship recipients! Thank you for celebrating with us at The Shipyards this BC Youth Week, it was a night to remember with outstanding City youth, their families and supporters. Mayor Buchanan presented awards to more than 30 impressive young adults in recognition of their contributions to our community.

Civic Youth Awards Program

The Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes youth between the ages of 10-24 years for noteworthy achievements and contributions to the community. View award recipients from the previous years, below. 

Each year the City presents awards in six categories as follows:

Rise Up Award

Recognizes youth who have overcome adversity and recorded noteworthy achievements in some line of endeavour, or have exhibited a commitment to personal change and growth. Such areas could include:

  • Making great personal strides
  • Overcoming personal or societal barriers
  • Demonstrating or possessing outstanding music, scholastic, art or sports acumen

Give Back Award

Recognizes youth who have made positive contributions to the community on a voluntary basis such as serving on a committee and other volunteer work with organizations and groups. All nominees must have provided a minimum of 75 hours of school or community services.

Kind Heart Award

Recognizes youth who have demonstrated an act of bravery, selflessness or notable deed for the betterment of another. The act may have occurred spontaneously or as part of a group. The act may have occurred locally, nationally or internationally. The act may have bettered the lives of humans or animals.

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

Recognizes a business that has performed an exceptional job in hiring or training youth, providing opportunities to youth, or providing funding for youth activities support. Could be for one youth or a number of youth.

Awesome Ally Award

Recognizes an adult mentor or service club in providing support and services to youth.

Outstanding Squad Award

Recognizes a group of youth who have completed a minimum of 50 hours per person of community (or school) service resulting in a program or service of enhancement for their school or community.

Nomination Process

Potential applicants should begin by reviewing the Youth Award Guidelines which provides details of each award and the associated process. The next step is completing the Youth Awards Nomination Form and submitting by this year's deadline: Monday, March 14, 2022 at 5pm.

All applications will be reviewed by the Youth Awards Selection Committee and referred to Council. Council then selects award recipients from the list of nominees.

 

Youth Scholarship Program

In addition to our youth awards, there is a Youth Centennial Scholarship Program that provides annual scholarships to youth who have demonstrated outstanding community service and who are pursuing post-secondary education. This program is administered by The North Shore Community Foundation on behalf of the City. Learn more about the Youth Centennial Scholarship.

 

Past Youth Awards Winners

2022 Recipients

2022 Youth Awards logoYouth Centennial Scholarship

  • Minsuh (Alice) Kim
  • Sierra Lee
  • Nadine Obstaculo
  • Assal Rezaei Tabrizi
  • Justin Soriano

Rise Up Award

  • Shale Cletheroe
  • Bella Fox
  • Mackenzie Harmon
  • Ella Kraft
  • Togan Polat

Give Back Award

  • Reid Campbell
  • Brandon Cruz
  • Isobel Dick
  • Sara Ehling
  • Tia Harris

  • Sara Hassan Tehrani
  • Minsuh (Alice) Kim
  • Alisha Lilley
  • Aidan Mckibben
  • Sage Narita
  • Nadine Obstaculo
  • Nela Vinczeova
  • Gemma Smith

Kind Heart Award

  • Karah Bulaqui

Awesome Ally Award

  • Fiona Daubaras
  • Casey Marsh
  • Wendy Matsubuchi-Bremner
  • Martina Seo

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

  • Neptune Terminals
  • Synthesis Design

Outstanding Squad Award

  • Backpack Buddies
    • Tally Anzer
    • Mackenna Camilleri
    • Laurel Davey
    • Lakshmi Harman
    • Emily MacDonald
    • Assal Rezaei Tabrizi
    • Justin Soriano
    • Naomi Tseng
    • Srdjan Vasiljevic
    • Lucas Warner
       
  • Mosaic Multicultural Club
    • Ruben Hari
    • Yeonseo Jo
    • Taryn Kakh
    • Melissa Majlessi
    • Ivana Ozuna Montes De Oca
    • Sahaj Sran
    • Io Sugiyama
    • Matthew Wood

2021 Recipients


2021 Youth Awards logoYouth Centennial Scholarship

  • Mary England
  • Kaylee Fung
  • Jazmine Kennedy
  • Ava Naseri
  • Lauren Woolcombe

Rise Up Award

  • Ryan Black
  • Kadence Cave
  • Claire Ditchos
  • Emma Mendez
  • Leyan Tomizeh

Give Back Award

  • Hannah Cook
  • Mollie Daubaras
  • Grace Gale
  • Faith Grant
  • Sara Gunnsteinsdottir
  • Owen Harper
  • Benjamin Harris
  • Nazanin Fatemeh Hasantabar Amiri
  • Giancarlo Nadeau
  • Owen Ostler
  • Assal Rezaei Tabrizi
  • Oscar Ryan
  • Georgia Storey
  • Megan Warner
  • Adam Yahav
  • Parichehr Zarratparast Haghani

Kind Heart Award

  • Laura Cunningham
  • Charlotte Davidson
  • Ethan Dong
  • Sawyer Gogo
  • Sogand Golshahian
  • Sophie Harper
  • Ash Joyce
  • Levi Norton

Awesome Ally Award

  • Vincent Lok
  • Stephanie Mann

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

  • no nominations for the 2021 award

Outstanding Squad Award

  • Carson Graham First Responders
    • Mary England
    • Ryan Hossein Nejad
    • Moein Jalaeian Taghaddomi
    • Jayden Juma
    • Grace Ko
    • Miguel Kuzma Mongrut
    • Aaliyah Mahboubi
    • Isaiah Plenos
    • Oscar Ryan
    • Trevor Sutherland
    • Michael Vins
    • Megan Wilson
    • Jasmine Wright
  • W.I.N.G.S.
    • Lyndsey Gallagher
    • Isabella Leroux
    • Aaliyah Mahboubi
    • Camille Mantilla
    • Megan Wilson
    • Jasmine Wright

2020 Recipients


Youth Centennial Scholarship

  • Bethanea Chou
  • Luke Forrester
  • Brooke Glazier
  • Tessa Hanlon
  • Jordan McCarthy
  • Ghazal Rezaei

Rise Up Award

  • Alyssa Amerling
  • Emma Duggan
  • Amir Farhadpor
  • Shana George
  • Adrianna Godber
  • Sawyer Gogo
  • Frances Kerr
  • Katrina Lambert
  • William Matsubuchi-Bremner
  • Wyatt Sinclair
  • Emma Suttle
  • Janet Warnes
  • Beta Willeboordse 

Give Back Award

  • Brogan Borden
  • Evan Davies-Velie
  • Cameron Fletcher
  • Luke Forrester
  • Romina Mahinpei
  • Cherie Martis
  • Teagan Phillips
  • Charlotte Power
  • Heila Sheikh Zeinoddini
  • April Stirling
  • Josh Zimmerman

Kind Heart Award

  • Camden Hussey
  • Liam Sturgess

Awesome Ally Award

  • Alyssa Marie Goodsell
  • Scott Miller
  • Judi Paquette

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

  • Starbucks – Lonsdale Quay

Outstanding Squad Award

  • Foundry ICM Team
    • Geoff Argue
    • Andrea Keisser
    • Laura Laframboise
    • Julie Zimmerman
  • Hot Dog Crew
    • Jason Coucopoulos
    • Marvin Morin
    • Simon Thomas
  • Student Advocacy Space
    • Isaac Awram
    • Bethanea Chou
    • Luke Forrester
    • Brooke Glazier
    • Soha Heydarian
    • Romina Mahinpei
    • Helia Sheik Zeinoddini
    • Josh Zimmerman

2019 Recipients


Youth Centennial Scholarship

  • Laura Harris
  • Sophie Konrad
  • Selena Smith
  • Alexandra Thompson
  • Aaron Voth

Rise Up Award

  • Asha Diaz
  • Amelia Duke
  • Elliott Dusome
  • Jaden Grigg
  • Ava Maria Safai
  • Emelia Pavitt

Give Back Award

  • Sarah Casselman Bates
  • Reece Martis
  • Jack Sellwood
  • Christina Tilk

Awesome Ally Award

  • Constable Jas Chohan

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

  • Game Ready Fitness
  • Griffins Boxing and Fitness

Outstanding Squad Award

  • Best Buddies Carson Graham
    Chapter
    • Sophie Konrad
    • Brodie Sacré
    • Angelina Sommer
  • Blenz Coffee Staff @ HOpe Centre
    • Elysia Dalgarno
    • Jayden Gonzales
    • Emma Kilham
    • Hailey Nicol
    • Ashlynn Prowse
    • Wade Thorburn
  • Breakfast Club
    • Danielle Abibas
    • Will Dobric
  • CityFEST Directors 2019
    • Neil Chowdhury
    • Ivan Flores
    • Bita Gholamian
    • Arley Morris
  • STEM Series Teens
    • Brooke Glazier
    • Romina Mahinpei
    • Denise Ortega

2018 Recipients


Youth Centennial Scholarship

  • Laila Fawaz
  • Bita Gholamian
  • Amanda Howard
  • Zohrah Khalili
  • Samuel Peters

Rise Up Award

  • Tanaya Coatsworth
  • Irene Drusiani
  • Tate Evans
  • Seraphina Hendry
  • Chris Knoph
  • Emily Leonard
  • Véronica Matsubuchi-Bremner
  • Misuzu Tosa

Give Back Award

  • Dante Agosti-Moro
  • Cole Christie
  • Bita Gholamian
  • Zohrah Khalili
  • Parsa Khodabakhshi
  • Sophie Konrad
  • Chinara Piriyeva
  • Teagan Sharrock
  • Taylor Whonnock-Bob
  • Shiqi Xu

Kind Heart Award

  • Olivia Toland

Awesome Ally Award

  • Averee Creighton
  • Amanda Heggs
  • Allie Parry

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

  • DJJs Wedge Pizza
  • Edible Garden Project

Outstanding Squad Award

  • Meatless Monday Club @ Sutherland
    • Meena Beck
    • Kaya Davies
    • Laila Fawaz
    • Sarah Fuller
    • Camille Hunt
    • Mila Kobayashi
    • Paige Kobzar
    • Juliana Meyerfreund
    • Naiara Peruchena
    • Assal Rezaei Tabrizi
    • Georgia Smith
    • Hannah Smith
    • Miranda Stokovac
    • Ava Wang
    • Shiqi Xu
    • Maya Zieberth
  • North Shore Neighbourhood House Queer Youth Leadership Team
    • Jordanne Burgess
    • Cole Christie
    • Adrian Ng
    • Weston Stanfield

2017 Recipients

Youth Centennial Scholarship

  • Adel Aceves
  • John Bonzo
  • Ross Mojgani
  • Grace Owens
  • Sahar Sajjadi

Rise Up Award

  • Kobe Arcilla
  • Morgan Capadouca
  • Michelle Fifield-Christie
  • Nicole Hall
  • Anna Markus
  • Katrina Miliaras
  • Tom Moore
  • Kelly Ogden
  • Mark Robertson
  • Justin Somerville
  • Eugenia Trevino De Coss

Give Back Award

  • Hadeel Abu Shamat
  • Raunie Baker
  • Jonathan Best
  • Yasaman Derayat
  • Laura Harris
  • Romina Mahinpei
  • Jacob Muir
  • Sahar Sajjadi
  • Anika Seva
  • Nikolai Seva
  • Andres Zuniga

Kind Heart Award

  • Victoria Jackson
  • Kirsten Larson


Awesome Ally Award

  • Andrew Chong
  • Peter Kobzar & Jo-Ann Aldridge
  • Terry Mitruk

Best Youth Friendly Biz Award

  • JJ Bean Coffee Roasters & Café

Outstanding Squad Award

  • Carson Graham Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
    • Devynn Butterworth
    • Ian Culling
    • Amanda Howard
    • Alex Hughes
    • Meghan Ingborg
    • Sofia Mondragon
    • Alex van der Marel
    • Kaylan van der Marel
  • Carson Graham WE Schools Club
    • Paula Chowdhury
    • Selena Smith-LaRochelle
    • Christina Tilk
  • Sutherland Girls Group
    • Jordanne Burgess
    • Cailin Dennehy
    • Danica Dixon
    • Laila Fawaz
    • Elizabeth Forrest
    • Katie Johnson
    • Vanessa Mansueto
    • Shelby Stadnyk
    • Caroline Zaljac




Awards in Other Municipalities

Similar youth awards are also available from other North Shore communities:

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