Youth Awards

Award Categories

Individual Awards

Only individuals may be nominated for these categories

Outstanding Contribution to Queer Youth Activism

Youth Line recognizes queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual and two-spirit youth in the community who make it their mandate to take up space within their community (school, geographical community, and other communities identified with). Youth Line encourages individuals trying to create a safe space for others wherever they are on their journey of self-discovery. We would like to acknowledge the courage, strength, and leadership that these individuals possess. It is important to the growth of future and present youth leaders that we recognize outstanding youth in the queer community who are acting, in order to inspire others to keep the spirit of change and progress alive.

Outstanding Contribution to Trans Youth Activism

Youth Line would like to recognize transgender, transsexual, intersex, genderqueer and two-spirit youth in the community who make it their mandate to take up space within their community (school, geographical community, and other communities identified with). Youth Line supports individuals who try to create a safe space for others wherever they are on their journey of self-discovery. We would like to recognize the courage, strength, and leadership that these individuals possess. It is important to the growth of future and present youth leaders that we recognize outstanding youth in the trans community who are visible, in order to inspire others to keep the spirit of change and progress alive.

Outstanding Contribution to BIPOC Activism

Youth Line would like to recognize Black, Indigenous, and youth of colour within the community who have taken a stance towards promotion of equity, human rights for themselves and members of the community. We would like to acknowledge the immense amount of resilience one must have to endure the oppression and discrimination that BIPOC youth may experience, as well as the impact of intersections of identity for individuals who belong to more than one marginalized community. We would like to honour youth working towards equity in communities with Black, Indigenous, people of colour.

Group and Individual Awards

Individuals and groups may be nominated for these categories

Outstanding Contribution in a Post-Secondary Academic Environment

Youth Line would like to recognize LGBTTIQA2S youth who are enlightening members in their academic spaces and changing the tone of educational environments so that they are inclusive, safe, and progressive. We support those youth who are bridging gaps and enhancing the learning experience for all members in their, colleges, universities, or other similar learning environments.

Outstanding Contribution in a Junior/Secondary Academic Environment

Youth Line would like to recognize LGBTTIQA2S youth who are enlightening members in their academic spaces and changing the tone of educational environments so that they are inclusive, safe, and progressive. We support those youth who are bridging gaps and enhancing the learning experience for all members in their, middle school, high school or other similar learning environments.

Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture

Youth Line would like to honour the talents and achievements of LGBTTIQA2S youth who have made contributions to arts and culture. We recognize the broadest definitions of both arts and culture, and welcome nominations from all disciplines.

Outstanding Contribution to Social & Health Services

Youth Line would like to recognize LGBTTIQA2 youth who are making changes in Human Services. We encourage youth who are creating supportive safe space for LGBTTIQA2S youth, working hard to reduce barriers to accessing services, and/or being the voice of our communities’ issues within the human services field.

Outstanding Contribution to Social Justice & Community Empowerment

Youth Line would like to recognize youth that are empowering other youth in the community, who have demonstrated acts of support, strength, leadership, and social justice. We encourage those who are facilitating positive change and providing tools and avenues to their peers in the community to advocate for themselves and to better their quality of life. We would also like to honour youth who are making right the social injustices they encounter. We would like to honour individuals who inspire pride and joy in our communities.

Commendation

**Up and Coming Commendation**

A new and special category added last year! Youth Line would like to commend a young person who is under the age of 12, who is doing incredible things in their community. We would like to honour a young person who is doing their best to inspire change and equity amongst the youngest in our society.

Click here for the nomination process and eligibility guidelines.

Click here for a PDF version of the nomination package and awards categories.

Click here for a Nomination Form (fillable).