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April 11, 2017
Nominations open for Mayor's Community Safety Awards
The City of Toronto seeks nominations for Toronto-based projects that help build safe communities. Five projects will receive a Mayor's Community Safety Award and $1,000, sponsored by Bell Canada. Winners will be honoured at a ceremony at Toronto City Hall on Saturday, June 10.

"People across the city are working on innovative projects that make our communities safer," said Mayor John Tory. "I'm proud the City is recognizing this important work."

To be eligible, projects must:
• promote the safety of neighbourhoods and communities, including priority populations such as: Aboriginal peoples, ethno-cultural/racial minorities, people with disabilities, lesbian/gay/bisexual/two-spirited/transgender/transsexual persons, newcomers, youth, people with low income, women and children exposed to violence
• help victims of crime
• reduce violence within high-risk communities
• build partnerships with the community including its organizations and/or the corporate/business sector while promoting safety and/or violence prevention.

Nominations close at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 and are available at:

More information about the awards and the selection criteria is available at:

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