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Annual Civic Youth Awards

Do you know an exceptional young person who is working hard to make life better for themselves, their peers, or the community?

Maybe they've overcome personal challenges or obstacles... or maybe they've made a significant achievement in academics, sports, or music... or maybe they're doing volunteer work to help make the District a better place to live, work, or play.

Let's celebrate them with a Civic Youth Award!

The 2024 Civic Youth Awards program nominations closed on Wednesday, March 13, 2024. 

What are the Civic Youth Awards?

The Civic Youth Awards recognize young people in the District (ages 10 to 24) for their significant achievements and contributions to the community.

Each year, we give awards in four categories:

Youth Recognition Award

For young people who have made great personal strides, overcome personal or societal barriers, or demonstrated great skill in music, academics, art, or sports.

Youth Community Enhancement Award

For young volunteers who have made positive contributions to the community by providing more than 75 hours of service on a committee, or by working with a local organization or group.

Outstanding Youth-Friendly Business/Supporter of Youth Award

For a person or business that did an exceptional job in hiring or training youth, providing development opportunities for youth, or providing funding, support, or services to young people. 

Outstanding Youth Team Award

For groups of young people who have completed a minimum of 50 hours per person of community (or school) service to make their community a better place.

How do nominations work?

Anyone can nominate a young person (or a youth-friendly business or supporter of youth) for an award. 

Teachers can nominate students, students can nominate their friends, community groups can nominate their volunteers, and so on. The more nominations, the better!

All we ask is that parents don't nominate your own children.

Nominee eligibility

To be considered for an award, a nominee must:

  • not have received a Civic Youth Award in the same category within the last three years
  • live in the District of North Vancouver, or be nominated for activities that occurred in the District of North Vancouver
  • be 10-24 years old (this age range doesn't apply to businesses and individuals nominated for Outstanding Youth-Friendly Business or Supporter of Youth Award)
  • have completed more than 75 hours of service for the individual Youth Community Enhancement category
  • have completed more than 50 hours of service per youth for the Outstanding Youth Team category

How to apply

Each application requires both a primary and secondary nominator.

The primary nominator needs to fill out the webform below.

The second nominator also needs to provide their name and contact information in support of the application. We may follow up with the secondary nominator for some items, if the primary nominator is unavailable.  

How do we select the award recipients?

We carefully review all applications to ensure the nomination criteria are met and to understand each nominee's achievements and contributions. We may decide to give more than one award in each category.

The selected nominees will be notified by email and/or phone, with an invitation to our annual Youth Awards ceremony in May, and other options for receiving their Youth Award.

More information about this year’s ceremony and other options to receive the award will be available closer to the date.

View the previous recipients of the Youth Awards


To learn more about the Youth Awards, please contact:

Isabelle Kim
Community Planning Department, District of North Vancouver 

Youth awards in other municipalities

Youth Awards are also celebrated in our neighbouring North Shore municipalities. 

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