Civic Recognition Awards



The Council of the City of Prince Rupert may bestow a “Civic Recognition” award, when deemed appropriate, for the formal recognition of outstanding achievements by an individual, and/or group. To nominate someone you feel is an outstanding resident, see the award nomination sheet below. Nominations are sought in May of each year.

There are six levels of “Civic Recognition” which may be bestowed: 

"Freedom of the City” represents the highest honour that the City can bestow on an individual or unit of the armed forces of Canada or another nation, in accordance with Section 158 of the Community Charter.

“Civic Merit Award” represents an award bestowed on an individual who has brought distinction to the community through their outstanding achievement in one or more of the following areas: business and entrepreneurs, arts and entertainment, science and academics, health and education, sports and youth leadership and volunteer and community service.

“Sgt. William Booth Award For Valour” represents an award presented to an individual who, acting on their own initiative or as members of volunteer organizations, demonstrate unusual humanitarian effort in order to help and protect their fellow citizens, sometimes placing themselves at great personal risk.

"Achievement Award" represents an award presented to an individual, team, or group who, acting on behalf of the community, has achieved greatness in competitions at the provincial, national, or intenational level.

“Civic Appreciation Award” represents the expression of appreciation to an individual and/or group for their services and/or contributions that have benefited the community.

“Certificate of Appreciation” represents the expression of appreciation to an individual for their contribution to a Council established committee or task force to which they have been appointed.

“Appreciation Pin” represents the expression of appreciation to an individual who has volunteered for a committee or the City for an event within the community. “Achievement Award” Represents an award given to an individual, team or group of persons, who achieve Provincial, National or International honours in various areas of endeavour, or perform a noteworthy deed.


Award Nomination Criteria and Forms:

The following policies, forms and criteria direct Council in selecting worthy candidates. 

Civic Recognition Policy

Award Nomination Form

Criteria for the Freedom of the City Award

Criteria for the Civic Merit Award

Criteria for Sgt. William Booth Award of Valour

Criteria for Achievement Award

Criteria for Civic Appreciation Award

Criteria for Certificate of Appreciation

Criteria for the Appreciation Pin for Volunteers


For more information:

For additional information on the application process or to submit a nomination, please contact the Administration Department at:

Administration Department

424 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L7

Tel: 250-627-0934

Fax: 250-627-0999


Office Hours: 9:30am – 4:30pm Mon to Fri

CLOSED weekends and Stat Holidays