Nominations for the 2015 Citizen Equity Committee Youth Role Model Awards

There is a need to celebrate culture and recognize the youth from diverse communities in Winnipeg, towards the effort of building a harmonious, vibrant, multicultural and inclusive society. In this regard, the Citizen Equity Committee of the City of Winnipeg honours young people, who by their contributions have become role models within their respective communities. To mark this event, an Annual Award Ceremony is held every year (May 2015) to honour the future leaders of our City.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for any of the Youth Role Model Awards, a nominee must:

  • Be a resident of Winnipeg;
  • Be between the ages of 15 and 17 (Junior Achiever) or 18 and 24 (Senior Achiever);
  • Submit a written autobiography;
  • Be ready to be interviewed by the Selection Committee;
  • Be an outstanding achiever in one or more of the Award Categories, described below.

Award Categories:


Rosalinda Natividad Cantiveros Award for Courage

Prospective youth candidates must be nominated by a School Principal, Guardian, Counselor or a community leader. That individual should have demonstrated courage, personal growth/achievement while dealing with life challenges.

Community Volunteering

Any individual youth who demonstrates outstanding voluntary services in community activities.


Any individual youth with a record of excellence in one or more sport disciplines.

Education and Training

Any individual youth who achieves excellence in his/her academic or vocational studies.

Performing and/or Creative Arts

Any individual youth who achieves distinction in one or more of the performing and/or creative arts, such as: traditional dance; music (vocals & instruments); drama; acting and film production; traditional crafts and painting.  


Any individual youth who demonstrates a high level of knowledge and appreciation of his/her spiritual beliefs.


Any individual youth who demonstrates consistency and maintains a track record in promoting current issues, e.g. human rights, social justice, environment, animal cruelty, etc.

Wade “Kojo” Williams Sr. Award for Action Against Racism and Discrimination

Any individual youth or youth group who demonstrates actions to build awareness and knowledge to achieve an inclusive and respectful Winnipeg, free from racism and all forms of discrimination. One award per annum will be presented.


The nomination deadline is March 31, 2015.  Nomination forms are available at:  Youth Role Model 2015


For more information, contact:

Mr. Rohit Popli

Executive Assistant – Councillor Cindy Gilroy (Chair, Citizen Equity Committee)

Daniel McIntyre Ward, City of Winnipeg

Council Building, 510 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1B9


Phone: 204-986-5953

Fax: 204-986-3725