Senior of the year


Nominate Kitchener's Senior of the Year!

Do you know a Kitchener resident, 65 or over, who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to our community through volunteer or community building activities? Consider nominating them to be Kitchener's Senior of the Year!

The provincial Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one outstanding local Ontarian who over the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of their community.

Submit your nomination online, or call Carolyn Cormier at 519-741-2200 ext. 5345 to request a paper application. Submit by April 13, 2018.

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Criteria for nomination

Those eligible for this award may have contributed in many different fields, such as the arts, literature, community service, volunteerism, education, fitness and sport, or humanitarian activities.

Nominees must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 65 years of age or older and current resident of Kitchener

  • Have made contributions to help improve the Kitchener community

  • Not a previous recipient of the award or current member of the Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors (MACKS)

  • Individuals may be nominated (couples or groups are not eligible)

  • Candidate must be notified of the nomination and information being submitted

Nomination process

Complete the nomination form online by April 13, 2018. The following items must accompany nominations:

  • Two letters of support that demonstrate the value or impact of the nominee's contributions.

  • Up to two pages describing why the candidate deserves to Kitchener's Senior of the Year. Consideration is given based on the following:

    • Achievements and contributions in the community in areas of advocacy, initiative or leadership

    • Impact of involvement to the community; and to the organization or individuals served

    • Volunteer responsibilities, organizations and length of time served

Paper copies of the nomination form are also available (please contact Carolyn Cormier). Submit paper nomintation forms to:

Carolyn Cormier
Adults 55+ Services Coordinator
Rockway Centre
1405 King St. E.
Kitchener, ON N2G 2N9

For more information, please call 519-741-2200 x5345 or email us.

Selection process
Nominations will be reviewed by a selection panel, which is comprised of City of Kitchener staff, Council members, volunteers from the Mayor's Advisory Council for Kitchener Seniors (MACKS), and a representative from the Volunteer Action Centre of K-W.
Award presentation
The recipient of Kitchener's Senior of the Year Award will be announced during a special presentation by Mayor Berry Vrbanovic at the Living Well Expo on Saturday May 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Council Chambers. All nominees will be recognized and presented with a certificate from Mayor Vrbanovic.  Nominees and their nominators will receive a special invitation to attend the award ceremony.  Guests are also welcome!
Deadline and confidentiality
Nomination deadline is April 12, 2018. Any person or organization can submit a nomination for this award. Please note that all information is confidential and protected by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.



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