Annual Children’s Hero Awards

The Children’s Hero Awards provides an opportunity to recognize children in our community who have performed a heroic act or who have performed at a level that is beyond expectation, while contributing to a safer community. Students who assist their classmates, parents or friends or who demonstrate good citizenship are considered for awards. Students can be nominated by teachers, parents, members of the community, police, fire and emergency medical services personnel.  Students must reside in Waterloo Region and are in junior kindergarten to grade 8.

An Academy of Judges, comprised of local police, fire and school board officials review the submissions each year and ultimately select those who will receive a Hero Award.

Successful candidates, and their families, then attend the Hero Award Celebration, hosted at the Children’s Safety Village where the Heroes receive a sponsored trophy, award of merit and enjoy a lunch following the celebration.

Important Dates

Nominations Open – early April
Hero Awards Ceremony – late May to early June

If you want to be notified when nominations open, please email or follow us on social media.

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