​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Brampton is proud to offer a community recognition program that has honoured thousands of outstanding residents in the community in the areas of sports, arts, and community service.

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Since 1974, the City of Brampton recognizes and celebrates outstanding citizens in our community who have achieved milestones in the past year, in the following categories:

  • The Sports Achievement​​ Award recognizes Brampton residents whose achievements have been recognized at the Provincial, National or International level.
  • The Ken Giles Amateur Athlete of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact and/or exceptional achievement at the amateur level of their respective sport.
  • The Arts Acclaim Award recognizes individuals whose contribution has had a significant impact in terms of achieving local, Provincial, National or International acclaim.​​​
  • The Long Term Service Award recognizes dedicated volunteers whose efforts have made a significant impact towards the development and advancement of recreational sports, the arts and community social services.
  • The Inspirational Award recognizes Brampton residents who advocate or practice humane action, or who have had an inspirational influence on others.
  • The Emergency Services Award of Valour ​recognizes an individual or individuals, who voluntarily risked their own life/lives while performing a heroic act to save the life of another person.
  • The Citizen of the Year Awards are given to an individual who has demonstrated all-round community involvement rather than specific activity or contribution. This award recognizes a local resident who builds communities and shows what can be achieved with passion and determination. The Citizen of the Year Award is presented to a youth, adult and senior citizen.
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To commemorative Brampton’s 50th Birthday, a special award category is being launched to celebrate those who have contributed to the Brampton Community for the past 50 years.

Celebrating Brampton’s 50th. This special category will give recognition to those individuals who have contributed to community social services, the development of recreational sports, the arts, and/or economic development.

The nomination call for the 2023 Citizen Awards are now closed.​


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