Youth Nominations Open until May 1, 2021

Leaders! Let us help you recognize a youth in your group for the contribution they’ve made!

For over 25 years, the Waterloo North Optimists have been recognizing the positive impact youth have in our community.

Sponsors (group leaders, teachers, etc.) may nominate up to two youth who exhibit one or more of the following:

  • Outstanding Leadership
  • Courage in the face of adversity
  • Notable involvement in school activities while maintaining good grades
  • Generous support of neighbours, seniors or other youth
  • Other unselfish contributions to their community

Sponsors are asked to contribute a short biography that highlights the youth’s outstanding accomplishments and future goals. Nominees will be recognized on our website and in social media. In addition, they will each receive a framed certificate and gift card.

Nominations should be submitted by May 1, 2021. Download and complete a nomination form, then send us an email to

Read our story from last year: Congratulations to our 2020 Youth Appreciation Award Recipients!