Nominate someone for the community recreation leadership award

The Minister responsible for Sport and Recreation presents the Community Recreation Leadership Award annually to someone who's made an outstanding contribution to community recreation in the Yukon.

Award criteria

The award is presented for contributions including but not limited to:

  • promoting the development and growth of community members through recreation and active living;
  • recognizing, embracing and promoting the benefits of recreation, sport and active living;
  • contributing a high level of commitment to the community to develop and promote recreation and active living in that community;
  • providing leadership and encouragement of community members working toward community development through recreation and active living opportunities;
  • developing creative and innovative ideas in their community related to recreation and active living; and
  • being a role model and mentor in their community.

Who can nominate someone?

  • Local authorities for recreation
  • Recreation boards or committees
  • Community volunteers
  • Community recreation staff

Award process

  • We issue a call for nominations to all local authorities for recreation, First Nations communities and Yukon special recreation groups in September each year.
  • A committee reviews the nominations and selects 1 award recipient.
  • We contact the successful recipient by email and provide them with information about the award presentation.
  • The Minister responsible for Sport and Recreation presents the winner with their award at the annual recreation gathering event in early October. The recipient's name is inscribed on a plaque displayed in the Sport and Recreation Branch office.
  • We contact nominators of unsuccessful candidates by email and encourage them to resubmit their nomination again the following year.

Nomination form

To get a nomination form, contact jenyfer.neumann@yukon.ca.

Deadline for nominations

The deadline is Friday September 17, 2021.

For more information

Jenyfer Neumann, Community Recreation Consultant
Government of Yukon, Sport and Recreation Branch
email: jenyfer.neumann@yukon.ca
Phone: 867-667-5924, toll free 1-800-661-0408, extension 5924
Fax: 867-393-6416

Former recipients

View the list of former recipients.