Nominations are being accepted until December 31, 2010 for the Jim Gray Awards. The Jim Gray Awards, a legacy to commemorate the designation of Calgary as a World Health Organization Safe Community, are a prestigious recognition of the contributions made by members of the community towards achieving the goals of Safer Calgary. Funded by exploration geologist, philanthropist and business magnate Jim Gray the Safer Calgary Awards acknowledge individuals, groups, communities and corporations for the efforts they voluntarily undertake to make Calgary a safer place to live, work, raise families and enjoy recreational activities.
Guided by their mission to "foster community action towards the creation of a safer Calgary", the awards focus on innovation and dedication in the fields of:
- Injury Prevention
- Violence Prevention
- Natural and Built Environment
- Community-based Crime Prevention
All recipients will be recognized at an awards luncheon. Nominations should include the name(s) of the nominee(s), the relevant category for award, and a short description (up to 200 words) outlining the reasons you believe the candidate(s) should be an award recipient. Please submit your nomination for award in the form of an email to Karen Douglas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The four categories are:
Jim Gray Community Award
Awarded to a non-government, not-for-profit organization that has made a significant contribution to community safety in Calgary by implementing, improving, supporting, or assisting a local project or program.
Jim Gray Corporate Award
Awarded to a Calgary business for innovative and/or exemplary leadership in promoting and implementing safety practices and awareness within their company and in the community.
Jim Gray Safer Calgary Award
Awarded to tan outstanding Calgarian who has made a recent or life-long extraordinary contribution that has improved the safety of life in Calgary or whose recent safety achievements have brought recognition to Calgary.
Jim Gray Youth Award
Awarded to an individual or group of Calgarians, 18 years of age or younger on December 31, of the year of nomination, whose achievements in the promotion of safety have brought recognition towards making Calgary a safer place for all.
Thank you for your submissions- all nominators will be contacted in the new year with results.