Public Heroes GTA – Nomination Form

NOMINATION DEADLINE: MARCH 8th, 2017

 


GUIDELINES FOR NOMINATION
Any member of the public can nominate one or more police officers, firefighters or paramedics who work for any of emergency services in the GTA (Peel, Durham, York and Toronto) including the RCMP, OPP, ORNGE and the Correctional Services . Nominations are submitted based on three criteria: “Altruism“, “Dedication“, and “Community Involvement“. Please read the guidelines below to better understand the criteria. Teams (e.g. platoon X) can also be nominated instead of individuals.

The information below is intended to assist nominators, when considering the nominee for consideration of the IDI Public Heroes award.

This content is intended as a guide and examples we have provide are just that, examples. We certainly are aware that potential nominees can exhibit altruism, dedication, and community involvement in many different ways.

Altruism: Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others. It is a traditional virtue in many cultures and a core aspect of various religious traditions and secular worldviews. The nominee is expected to have demonstrated the actions implying selflessness while carrying out his profession. An extreme example could be risking his/her life to save lives of others.

Dedication: The nominee should have demonstrated his/her sincere loyalty to the profession. The nominee has shown that he/she had developed a passion/love towards the occupation of being a member of a first responder agency, serving fellow citizens. An example could be nominee’s exemplary efforts in the way of becoming a police officer, firefighter or paramedic such making an early decision and receiving related training.

Community Involvement: The nominee should be active in his/her respective community through volunteer activities with the intention of serving the humanity and knowing more about the people he/she is serving through interaction. This can be in the community around the workplace or in their home communities. Examples could be coaching the local hockey team, volunteering for the local food bank, traveling abroad for relief campaigns.

 

Media Launch for Public Heroes Awards 2017 was held at Region of Durham Council Chambers on Nov. 23rd, 2016, 9:45am. Click here for photos and videos from the event. Media launch is organized to kick off the nomination process. This event is also a venue for recognition of the youth, future Public Heroes.

Intercultural Dialogue Institute (IDI) Regina organized the first public heroes award ceremony with the participation of government of Saskatchewan ministers, the mayor of Regina, and general directors of Regina Police Department, Regina Paramedic Service and Regina Fire Department.

Public Heroes GTA 2016 Awards Ceremony was held on April 14, 2016 at Mississauga Convention Centre. 16 heroes from several services across the GTA were presented Public Heroes Awards. Click on the picture to see the list of award recipients along with photos and videos from the awards ceremony.