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September 14, 2012
City of Toronto invites nominations for annual safety awards
The 11th annual Mayor's Community Safety Awards are now open for nominations. The awards celebrate Toronto-based safety projects.

Specifically, the eligible projects are initiatives that:
• 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 in high-risk communities, and/or
• build partnerships with the community, its organizations and/or the corporate/business sector while promoting safety and/or violence prevention.

Nomination applications are due no later than 4 p.m. on October 12.

Five winning projects will be selected for awards of $1,000. The award money is generously sponsored by Bell, a long-time supporter of the annual event. The winners will be honoured at the Mayor's Community Safety Awards ceremony at Toronto City Hall on November 19.

Application packages and additional details about the awards, the selection criteria and the ceremony are available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Cher Jones
Senior Communications Coordinator



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