Youth Role Model of the Year Award

Nominated by Canadian youth, and selected by the Jer’s Vision Youth Adivsory Committee, the Jer’s Vision Visionary Awards regonized individuals who have done something incredible to promote diversity, and who inspire youth to make a difference in their schools and communities.

Nominations are being accepted on an ongoing basis.

Previous winners include:

  • George Stromboulopoulous (2006)
  • Hon. Marlene Jennings (2006)
  • Matthew Good (2007)
  • Hon. Sheila Copps (2007)
  • Diane Holmes (2007)
  • Adamo Ruggerio & Iain Christiansen (2008)
  • Kerry Becket (2008)
  • Kevin Hatt (2008)
  • Joanne Law (2008)
  • Gavin Crawford (2009)
  • Libby Davies (2009)
  • Hon. Hedy Fry (2010)
  • Elder William Commanda (2010)
  • Arnprior GSA (2010)
  • Brian Burke (2011)
  • Stephen Lewis (2011)
  • The Kingdom of the Netherlands (2011)
  • Rick Mercer (2012)
  • Jack Layton (2012)
  • Lori Taylor & Brandon Timmerman (2012)
  • Rt Hon. Michaelle Jean (2013)
  • Mark Tewksbury (2013)
  • Carol Todd (2014)
  • Gavin Crawford (2014)
  • Max Keeping (2014)
  • Jen Sung (2014)
  • Tash Wolfe (2014)
  • Kyle Shaugnessy (2014)
  • Lucas Silviera (2015)
  • Steve Grand (2015)
  • Talia Johnson (2015)
  • Quinn & Polly (2015)
  • Ian ‘DJN’ Campeau (2015)
  • Gilbert Baker (2015)
  • Sharp Dopler (2015)
  • AIDS Committee of Ottawa (2015)
  • Nance Lomax (2016)
  • Suzanne Poli (2016)
  • Kim Katrin Milan (2016)
  • Kalyani Pandya (2016)
  • Japneet Kaur (2016)
  • Martin Boyce (2016)
  • Eric Marcus (2016)
  • Vincent Bolt & TG Innerselves (2016)
  • Adam Garnet Jones (2016)
  • Lori Jean Hodge (2017)
  • Susan Gapka (2017)
  • Kelly Dear (2017)
  • Shelley Taylor (2017)
  • Rupert Raj (2017)
  • Scott Mullin (2017)
  • Ilona Reece (2017)
  • Michelle McHale (2017)
  • Lee Airton (2017)
  • Allen Young (2017)
  • Cheri DiNovo (2017)

Nominate someone! In your nomination include:

  1. A cover letter with your: full name, mailing address, email, phone number, and  school name(one printed copy);
  2. An essay of up to 250 words describing the nominee & their efforts to eliminate discrimination in their community (one printed copy)