Growing Up Great Awards | 2018

We are currently accepting nominations.

We’re prepping early for the 8th Annual Growing Up Great Awards by 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.


Have a nominee in mind? Take a look at the different awards categories below, and please fill out our online nomination form:

Engage & Active

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

Learning & Discovering

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

Safe & Supported

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

healthy & Thriving

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


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.


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

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.

Nomination Form