Growing Up Great Awards | 2017

the deadline for submitting nominations has passed.

The 7th Annual Growing Up Great Awards is fast approaching and we’re currently reaching out to the community to find out who is doing excellent work in supporting Ottawa’s children and youth. This awards ceremony and luncheon is an opportunity for the community to gather and recognize those people, programs, and organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth growing up in Ottawa.


Please see the awards descriptions and the Nomination Form below:

Engage & Active

Making the places children and youth live, play, and learn, safe and positive.

Irene Cameron

Learning & Discovering

Giving children and youth the opportunities to build skills and abilities by creating positive learning experiences.

SWAG: Student Will All Graduate

Safe & Supported

Striving to ensure that children and youth have positive, stable, nurturing friends and relationships.

Huguette Tessier

healthy & Thriving

Working so that every child's basic needs are met.

Richard Lussier

Community Leadership

Recognizing an individual or organization in the Ottawa community that has had a deep impact to ensure children and youth have a chance to grow up great.

Ed & Ann Keeley


Recognizing a local company or business whose community involvement has made a significant contribution to the well-being of children and youth in Ottawa.

New Hot 89.9 FM


Recognizing the work of groups across the city who worked collaboratively towards accomplishing one single goal.

Syrian Refugees: Early Years Collaboration

Dr. Dan Offord Award of Excellence

Acknowledging an outstanding individual in the Ottawa community who mentored and enriched the lives of economically disadvantaged children and their families through arts and recreation.

James Tanguay