Making the World a Brighter Place

Each year, the Town of Ajax honours the contributions of outstanding Ajax community members. These awards show the Town's appreciation of the many individuals, groups and businesses who give their time and skills for the benefit of the community.

Ajax Civic Awards

Adult Award (26 years and older) & Youth Award (25 years and younger)

Recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the well-being of our community over a number of years. Contributions must be voluntary, but can be related to an individual’s expertise from training, work experience or education. This award recognizes local champions who build communities and show us all just what can be achieved with passion and determination. Current and former Ajax residents are eligible.

Ajax Senior of the Year Award

Awarded to a Senior, 65 years or older, who has helped to make Ajax a better place to live.

Achievements in many fields would qualify, including: arts/literature, community service, education, environment/science, fitness, recreation/sport, humanitarian activities and keeping history alive. Please note: the recipient of this award will be nominated for the Ontario Senior of the Year for Ajax Award.

Community Awards (Youth and/or Adult)

Awarded to an individual, group or business in Ajax who, over the past year or more, has contributed to...

 Accessibility Award
The elimination of barriers to people with disabilities, and/or the inclusion of people with disabilities in all facets of the community.
Arts & Culture Award
The development, support, preservation or promotion of culture, music, visual, performing or literary arts.
Community Event Award
The life and spirit of the community through neighbourhood based program(s) and/or event(s).
Community Safety Award
The enhancement of the development, promotion and/or support of initiatives to improve community safety.
 Diversity & Community Engagement Award
The recognition, support and/or development of community and/or diversity initiatives, which engage new residents, reach out to ethno-cultural/diverse groups and enhance inclusion, acceptance and respect.
 Education Award
The enhancement of learning opportunities for Ajax resident(s) through educational support, programs, events or training.
Environment Award
The protection, preservation, beautification, awareness and/or promotion of our local environment.
Good Deed Awards
Acts of humanitarianism and/or caring actions to individuals, families and/or groups. A maximum of four awards available.
Health & Social Service Award
The quality of life for individuals and/or families through care and support.
Heritage Award
Heritage preservation, architectural conservation, research and/or interpretation of local heritage.
Recreation Award
The promotion, development and/or support of recreation and/or sport in the community.
Senior Support Award
The well-being of seniors in our community.

Nominations Now Open!

Do you know an outstanding community member? Submit nominations for those individuals, groups, and businesses who have made a significant contribution to our Town.

There are a number of award categories, including a number of Community Awards, the Ajax Senior of the Year Award, and the highest honour, the Town of Ajax Civic Award.

Complete the Online Nomination Form Now!

Nomination deadline is November 6, 2020.

For more information about the Ajax Community Awards program, please contact the Volunteer Management Coordinator at 905-619-2529, ext. 7271.