Government of Yukon

July 4, 2012

Yukon government announces new Community Safety Awards

WHITEHORSE—A new Community Safety Award has been created to give Yukoners a way to recognize their fellow citizens who make significant contributions to community safety in the territory.

“Our government created this award to celebrate individual contributions that help ensure that Yukon remains a safe place to live and visit,” Justice Minister Mike Nixon said. “This award will give Yukoners the recognition they deserve for going the extra mile in creating safer communities.”`

The creation of the Community Safety Award stems from the Sharing Common Ground report, which noted that the contributions by Yukon citizens and RCMP to community safety often go unrecognized.

Individuals, RCMP members, youth, community groups and programs are all eligible to be nominated in a number of award categories. To nominate an individual or program for an award, submit a nomination form by August 10. Awards will be presented at a public event in Whitehorse on September 18.

For more information about the Community Safety Awards call 867-667-3226 or visit the Community Safety Awards page on the Justice department’s website and fill out the online nomination form. You can also e-mail:



Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications

Dan Cable
Communications, Justice


News Release #12-128