Who will be the next Community Citizen of the Year?

25 September 2020
Know someone great? We want you to step forward and nominate someone who you think should be Community Citizen of the Year.

Last year’s Canning Community Citizen of the Year Mamta Kochhar says since receiving the award she has continued to build harmony and inclusion in Canning and improve the quality of life for the City’s residents.
“With the support of the City of Canning, we’ve been running a sewing project at Cannington Library where migrants can come along to use their skills or learn new ones and sew a large-scale piece together. We also hold yoga classes with Harmony Beyond Fences and have been organising mums and bubs days at East Cannington Reserve,” said Mamta.
“Australia has given refuge to me and my family. It’s been a privilege to be so free, feel safe and be treated like an equal regardless of my ethnicity.”
Mayor Patrick Hall hopes to see residents – young and old and from all backgrounds – recognise individuals and organisations who are selflessly giving back to their community to bring about positive change.

“It’s been remarkable to see people in Canning rolling up their sleeves, working together and supporting each other through what has been an incredibly challenging year. I’m calling on the community to nominate those special residents who – through their actions, have been an inspiration and a role model to others, ” said Mayor Hall.

“Canning is one of the most diverse councils in Western Australia, made up of people from all over the world.  The annual Community Citizen of the Year awards give us a chance to celebrate and recognise how the vibrancy and unique skills that comes with this diversity has enriched our community. We’re all part of the story.”

Nominations can be made on behalf of individuals and organisations making a notable contribution during the current year, and/or to those who have given outstanding service over a number of years across any area that contributes to the advancement and wellbeing of a community.

Nominations are open across four categories:
  • Community Citizen of the Year (over 16 years)
  • Senior Community Citizen of the Year (65 years or over)
  • Young Community Citizen of the Year (under 25 years)
  • Active Citizenship Award (community group or event)
Nominations close 31 October 2020.

The Community Citizen of the Year Awards are an initiative of Auspire, a non-profit organisation who deliver and support a number of community capacity building initiatives and award programs throughout the year.
The Awards will be presented at the City of Canning’s Citizenship Ceremony on Australia Day 2021.
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