Youth Awards & Scholarships

The Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes youth between the ages of 10-24 years for noteworthy achievements and contributions to the community.

Each year the City presents awards in six categories:

  • 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.

Deadline Friday, March 13, 2020 at 5pm

Submit completed nominations:

  1. By email to
  2. Hand-delivered: Leah Herman, Coordinator, Community Development, City of North Vancouver, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 2R5


We handed out 44 City of North Vancouver Youth Awards in 2019:

  • 6 youth received the Rise Up Award
  • 4 youth received the Give Back Award
  • 1 adults received the Awesome Ally Award
  • 2 businesses received the Best Youth Friendly Biz Award
  • 5 groups, representing 18 youth, received the Outstanding Squad Award

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. 

Find out more about the Youth Centennial Scholarship.

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