Municipal workers honoured for making the city safer|
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At a ceremony held at City Hall last night, CityWatch celebrated the
contributions of 13 Toronto municipal employees to community safety in 2004.
Corinne Nagel of Finance/Revenue Services was chosen the winner of the
CityWatch Annual Award from among recipients of the monthly awards, each of
whom was introduced by master of ceremonies Mark Dailey of Citytv. Councillors
Maria Augimeri and Michael Thompson of the Mayor's Community Safety Panel
congratulated each of the employees and presented the 2004 annual award.
Corinne Nagel, who works in Revenue Services' Meter Services unit, notified
police when she encountered a suspicious situation one day last year while
working in a residential area. She reported that a man was observing and
bothering children in a school yard. Police who responded said Corinne's
intervention prevented a potential threat to the children because of the
history of the man involved.
CityWatch sponsor Bell Mobility awarded $1,000 to the annual winner's preferred
charity, in addition to a cell phone and service for one year.
A program of the Community Safety Secretariat, CityWatch is supported and
guided by the Toronto Civic Employees' Union (Local 416); Canadian Union of
Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1, 79 and 1600; Toronto Hydro; Toronto Zoo;
Toronto Police Service; Toronto Parking Authority; Toronto Public Library;
Toronto Transit Commission; Toronto and Region Conservation Authority; Crime
Concern; Metro Action Committee on Public Violence Against Women and Children
(METRAC); and the City of Toronto (including Toronto Fire Services, Emergency
Medical Services and all City departments).
CityWatch encourages municipal employees to take the initiative to notify
emergency personnel when, during the course of their work, they see or suspect
an emergency or criminal activity. In order to qualify for recognition, actions
should contribute to community safety while not endangering those involved.
Anyone can nominate a municipal worker for recognition under CityWatch by
sending the program administrator a memo or message, including a description of
the incident. (Mailing address: CityWatch, 15 East, City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.
Toronto M5H 2N2; e-mail: email@example.com; Fax: 416-392-8492; Web
CityWatch is a program that supports the City's Community Safety Plan. More
information about the safety plan is available at www.toronto.ca/community
Manjit Jheeta, Manager, Community Safety Secretariat, 416-392-8684
Patty Letourneau, CityWatch Administrator, 416-392-9271