Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
February 1, 2017

Nominations sought for 2017 Community Safety Awards

The nomination period for the 2017 Community Safety Awards is now open. Yukoners are asked to submit nominations under the categories of individuals, youth, community groups or programs, RCMP members or other law enforcement officials, and first responders. The nominees need to have demonstrated a high level of commitment to community safety in Yukon.

Successful recipients will be presented the awards during a ceremony held during national police week in May. Justice officials are reaching out to local communities, stakeholders and First Nations to encourage nominations.

Nominations for the Community Safety Awards can be submitted until March 6.

Quotes

“The Community Safety Awards are a great way to pay tribute to Yukoners who contribute to the safety of Yukon communities. Recognizing their efforts provides an excellent example for other citizens in the areas of crime prevention and first response. If you know someone who meets the award criteria, please nominate them for a Community Safety Award.”

–Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee

Quick facts

  • The Community Safety Awards were created from the Sharing Common Ground report, which highlighted a need to recognize the contributions of Yukoners who promote community safety through policing, crime prevention and reduction.
  • Community Safety Awards will be presented in the following categories: youth, lifetime contribution to community safety, outstanding contribution to community safety, outstanding community policing, mentorship, bridge building, outstanding project or team, volunteer and first response.
  • It is not necessary to specify which award you are nominating an individual, group or program for, as the awards committee will select the appropriate award category based on the information provided on the nomination form.

Learn more:
Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Catherine Young
Communications, Justice
867-667-8050
catherine.young@gov.yk.ca

 


News Release #17-024