On Thursday, December 8th, the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative hosted the 6th 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.
Hosted by CBC Ottawa’s Hallie Cotnam, thank you to those who showed their support by attending the awards and recognizing those who ensure that Ottawa's children and youth are growing up great.
We would also like to congratulate all of those who were nominated (in no particular order):
The Growing Up Great awards recipients for 2016 are as follows (in order of presentation):
Making the places children and youth live, play, and learn, safe and positive.
Principal of Carson Grove Elementary
Striving to ensure that children and youth have positive, stable, nurturing friends and relationships.
Ottawa Public Health Nurse
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 and Ann Keeley
Recognizing the work of many agencies across the city who worked collaboratively towards accomplishing one single goal.
The Syrian Refugee Early Years Collaborative
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.
Southeast Ottawa, Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa