Nomination Deadline For Public Heroes Approaching

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit

Friends, family, colleagues and members of the public can nominate police officers, fire fighters and paramedics who have demonstrated outstanding delivery of services in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Award recipients will be selected based on the following three criteria: “Altruism”, “Dedication” and “Community Involvement”.

TheIntercultural Dialogue Institure GTA has been giving Public Heroes Awards since 2011 to recognize the outstanding service of Toronto’s Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services for delivering their services in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment. In 2014, upon recommendation from its advisory board, the scope of the awards has been expanded to include the GTA.

To submit a nomination please - click on GTA (Toronto).

The Selection committee will then cast their votes to determine the award recipients. One member from each service in all four regions of the GTA (Peel, York, Toronto and Durham) will be awarded with a Public Heroes Award.

The Awards Ceremony will take place on April 9 at the Oak Ridges Community Centre located at 12895 Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Photos and videos of past Public Heroes Awards

Special Thanks to the Members of the Hosting and Selection Committee:

Armand La Barge- Former Chief, York Regional Police

Bruce Farr- Former Chief, Toronto EMS

Bruce Newton- Superintendent, Toronto EMS

Chuck Mercier- Former Mayor, Township of Scugog

Colin Carrie- MP, Oshawa

Dave Ralph- Retired Commander, Toronto EMS

Jagmeet Singh - MPP Bramalea-Gore-Malton

Johnny Bobbili- Constable, Toronto Police Service

Mike Ewles- Retired Chief, Durham Regional Police Service

Mitzie Hunter- MPP Scarborough Guildwood

Rahul Bhardwaj- President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation

Rick Stubbings- Staff Superintendent, Toronto Police Service

Tony Warr- Former Deputy Chief, Toronto Police

Usha George- Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University

For more information please contact Constable Johnny Bobbili at (416) 808-0124 or at [email protected]

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