Every year, Oakville residents spend countless hours volunteering their time to make our town a better place to live, work and play. We want to hear about these outstanding individuals and groups, share their stories, and celebrate their contributions to making Oakville more livable.
We invite you to nominate a friend, colleague, neighbour, group or organization that you appreciate and admire for an Oakville Community Spirit Award. Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, businesses and community groups who have demonstrated ongoing leadership, dedication and involvement in Oakville.
Since the Town of Oakville was unable to host last year’s awards due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past two years are being combined into one special event. This year’s Community Spirit Awards presentation will take place on Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m. More details will be shared in October.
Please note: Those who nominated someone as part of last year's Community Spirit Awards do not need to resubmit these details. Your entries will be included in this process automatically.
The nomination deadline is Friday, September 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline. Click on the link provided to complete your nomination form online.
If you need support uploading your nomination details to our online form, please call 905-845-6601, ext. 3978 or email email@example.com.
All award nominees must demonstrate:
A Selection Committee consisting of Council members and community leaders will review each nomination and select the recipients. The Selection Committee reserves the right to move a nomination to a more appropriate category, if necessary. All decisions made by the Selection Committee are final.
Recognizes outstanding individuals, businesses or organizations that have made or are making a significant or ongoing voluntary contribution, beyond legislated requirements, to the well-being and advancement of people with disabilities.
Recognizes an individual or organization that, through their volunteerism, has contributed to nurturing and enhancing the arts in Oakville.
Recognizes a group of three or more individuals who have come together to volunteer their time toward a shared goal/activity or event involving leadership, innovation and creativity. Activities or events can benefit all ages.
Recognizes an individual or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to Oakville by aiding in the preservation and celebration of Oakville’s natural, built or cultural heritage.
Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution towards improving the well-being of Oakville residents of any age group.
Recognizes a senior individual or group (65 years and older) that has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to the Oakville community.
Recognizes a youth individual or group (18 years and under) that has made positive contributions towards enriching Oakville’s quality of life.
For more information, please contact Julie Pennal, Community Spirit Awards Chair at 905-845-6601, ext. 3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.