About the award

The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through their outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include life-long service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or any other exemplary achievements.


Members of City Council or the public may nominate individuals, groups or organizations. Any youth, adult, senior or group in the City of Ottawa who willingly volunteers their time and efforts to benefit others is eligible provided they live in, operate a business in, or volunteer within the City of Ottawa. Employees of the City of Ottawa and individuals serving on City of Ottawa committees, boards or agencies are eligible for nomination provided their volunteer activity is not an extension of their role as an employee, committee, board or agency representative. To nominate a candidate, the nominator should complete the nomination form describing the efforts and achievements of the nominee.

Selection Process

Nominations for the Mayor’s City Builder Award may be completed online. The award recipient will be presented with a certificate from the Mayor and the Ward Councillor at the beginning of each Ottawa City Council meeting. The Mayor’s Office will coordinate with the recipient’s attendance at council. Recipients will be selected by the Mayor and notified by the Mayor’s Office.There is no deadline to apply and nominations shall be valid for one year after submissions, during which time the nominee may be selected to be recognized.

For more information

Liam Harrington
Office of MayorJim Watson
110 Laurier Ave. West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
(613) 580-2424 ext. 25426