The Crime Prevention Council is seeking nominations for the 2013 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, presented by Union Gas and supported by the City of Thunder Bay and the Thunder Bay Police Service.

The Awards recognize citizens and groups who are working to improve community safety and quality of life in Thunder Bay. Nominations close on Sept. 27, and the awards will be presented at the Nov. 4 meeting of Thunder Bay City Council, during Ontario’s Crime Prevention Week.

“We at the City of Thunder Bay are working hard to ensure our City is a safe one, but we can’t do it alone,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “Each year, many of our citizens step up to help, getting involved in their community through important projects that increase quality of life, change attitudes, address the root causes of crime, and make the City a better place for all of us to enjoy.

2013 Award Categories:

Community Hero Award – For an outstanding individual effort that contributes to a safer community. Sponsor: Shout Media

Young Leader Award – For outstanding contributions by a child or youth who demonstrates and encourages active participation in community safety or crime prevention. The young person is a positive leader in a project within their school or community. Sponsor: Métis Nation

Outstanding Community Project Award – For outstanding results in community safety or crime prevention through partnership and collaboration. Up to four projects may be awarded. Sponsors: Wasaya Group; Simpson Street BIA, and Brook/McIlroy

For more information and nomination forms, visit