FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Crime Prevention Ottawa is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th annual Community Safety Awards. The awards recognize the people and programs that have made a difference in preventing crime and making communities safer across the city.
The seven winners will be acknowledged at the Community Safety Awards ceremony this evening, Monday, November 3, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.
The award winners are:
Youth Worker Award: Sadia Abdullahi, Senior Child and Youth Worker, Lowertown Community Resource Centre
Volunteer Award: Lucie Marleau, Crime Prevention Vanier
Leadership Award: Haleigh Guest, Counsellor, CHOICES: School-Based Prevention Initiative, John Howard Society of Ottawa
Youth Engagement Award: Ottawa Police Youth Advisory Committee
Community Program Award: Ottawa Drug Treatment Court, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services
Business Award: Homestead Land Holdings
Lifetime Achievement Award: Abdirizak Warsame, Multicultural Liaison Officer, Ottawa Community Immigrant Services
Crime Prevention Ottawa would also like to recognize the following award finalists:
Diane Larocque, Ottawa Police Service
Cst. Admir Minarolli, Ottawa Police Service
Nick Lebrun, Ottawa Community Housing Corp.
Hani Saad, Hand in Hand Bayshore
Restoring Hope Ministries
The attached fact sheet provides information on each of our award winners and finalists.
Media and the public are invited to attend the award ceremony. Please join us to hear inspiring stories about incredible people in our community who give back to create safer communities. Award winners will be on hand for interviews.
The Community Safety Awards are being held during Crime Prevention Week in Ontario. This year’s theme is Community Safety & Well Being = A Shared Responsibility.
For more information about Crime Prevention Ottawa’s Community Safety Awards and our many valuable initiatives, please visit www.CrimePreventionOttawa.ca.