These awards recognize the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ individuals and supportive groups/organizations within Waterloo Region. Making this work visible fosters community engagement and rewards contributions to our community that make it a better place to live for everyone!
Nominations will be accepted in four categories: OUTstanding Individual, OUTstanding Youth, OUTstanding Business, and LGBTQ+ Community Builder. tri-Pride is the annual LGBTQ+ pride festival celebration for Waterloo Region. A family affair, it has plenty of entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Here are the categories:
One member of the LGBTQ+ community will be recognized for OUTstanding Individual contributions to the LGBTQ+ community in Waterloo Region. Examples of contributions include community service, political activism, advocacy, efforts to raise awareness, singular contributions to groups, and educational service.
One member of the LGBTQ+ community will be recognized for OUTstanding Youth for their work and contributions to the LGBTQ+ community in Waterloo Region. This award will be presented to a young person between the ages of 14-24. Examples of contributions include community service, political activism, advocacy, efforts to raise awareness, singular contributions to groups, and educational service.
It takes moxy to be a business which stands up and out to support the LGBTQ+ community! The OUTstanding Business Award will recognize one business in Waterloo Region which has contributed to community involvement, positive and equitable business practices, unwavering support of LGBTQ+ initiatives, and progressive attitudes and actions in support the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ Community Builder
In Honour of Robin’s Nest. What is a community but the sum of the people within it and how they organize to create social groups? The best of these are those groups demonstrating a powerful commitment to positive change in the community in which they operate. The Community Builder is in honour of the Robin’s Nest and will be awarded to a non-profit or community group providing services to the LGBTQ+ community in Waterloo Region.
Nominations are now open! Send us your recommendations today.