Growing Up Great Awards | 2015

On Monday, November 23, the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative hosted the 5th annual Growing Up Great Awards ceremony to celebrate the people, programs and organizations in our community that work hard to make a difference in the lives of children, youth and their families, and who have demonstrated their commitment to making sure children and youth in Ottawa achieve their full potential.

 

Over 120 people were in attendance for the awards luncheon, hosted by CBC Ottawa’s Hallie Cotnam. Eight special awards were given out to individuals and organizations in Ottawa who are helping children in the community to grow up great.

 

The 2015 awards and recipients are as follows:

Engaged & Active

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

Recipient

Carley Scharf,  Osgoode Youth Association



Learning & Discovering

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

Recipient

Divya Massilimani



Safe & Supported

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

Recipient

The Queerios (Matt Harding, Sarah Smythe, Jenna Boucher)

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Healthy & Thriving

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

Recipient

The Waupoos Foundation

www.waupoos.com



Community Leadership (individual)

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

Recipient

Zijad Delic



Community Leadership (Organization)

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

Recipient

Franc-Succés

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Individual Leadership

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

Recipient

Nancy MacNider, St. Mary's Home

www.stmaryshome.com



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.

Recipient

Dan Rees, Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa

www.bgcottawa.org



We would like to extend warm congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s Growing Up Great awards. Such remarkable and inspiring things being done in our community to help our children and youth. 

We hope to see a continuation of this incredible work as we move into 2016!