bud knight award

 The Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario awards a police officer for outstanding interaction with youth in their community. This officer proactively builds a lasting, meaningful and productive relationship with youth. The ideal nominee will make a positive difference in their community through the development and delivery of programs and leadership. The award is given to an officer who mentors and engages youth to help them become stronger citizens. The award is given out annually at the COYO Conference in Niagara Falls. 


 The Bud Knight Award is an award that is dedicated to recognizing the work and contributions of a police officer who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the youth in the community.  

Nomination information

 Key Criteria for Nominations

  1. Championing Innovative Programming and Youth Success
  2. Demonstrated Leadership/Mentorship
  3. Teamwork and Community Involvement
  4. Recognition

NOTE: Only the online nomination form will be accepted by COYO for review. No additional supporting documents are required. 


All nominations for the award must be submitted via the link below.


Deadline: January 10, 2019


If you have any questions, please contact Jen Nantais (Jennifer.Nantais@torontopolice.on.ca) or Sarah Woods (swoods@childdevelop.ca).


Nomination form

Outstanding youth award

The Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario awards a youth for outstanding interaction with youth in their community. The idea nominee will make a positive difference in their community through advocating and taking action with regards to youth issues. The award is given to a youth who has recognized a cause and has worked passionately towards educating and recruiting others to follow in their path. The award is given out annually at the COYO Conference in Niagara Falls. 


The Outstanding Youth Award is an award dedicated to recognizing the work and contributions of a young person who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their peers by advocating for and taking action on youth issues in the community. 

Nomination information

  Key Criteria for Nominations

  1. Championing Innovative Programming and Youth Success
  2. Demonstrated Leadership/Mentorship
  3. Teamwork and Community Involvement
  4. Recognition

NOTE: Only the online nomination form will be accepted by COYO for review. No additional supporting documents are required. 


All nominations for the award must be submitted via the link below.


Deadline: January 10, 2019


If you have any questions, please contact Jen Nantais (Jennifer.Nantais@torontopolice.on.ca) or Sarah Woods (swoods@childdevelop.ca).

Nomination Form

Community Award for Youth Serivce

The Committee of Youth Officers for the Province of Ontario awards a community member for outstanding interaction with youth in their community. This individual proactively builds a lasting, meaningful, and productive relationship with youth. The ideal nominee will make a positive difference in their community through the development and delivery of programs and leadership. The award is given to an individual who mentors and engages youth to help them become stronger citizens. The award is given out annually at the COYO Conference in Niagara Falls. 


The Youth Service Award is an award that is dedicated to recognizing the work and contributions of a community member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to youth in the community. 

Nomination information

 Key Criteria for Nominations

  1. Championing Innovative Programming and Youth Success
  2. Demonstrated Leadership/Mentorship
  3. Teamwork and Community Involvement
  4. Recognition

NOTE: Only the online nomination form will be accepted by COYO for review. No additional supporting documents are required.  All nominations for the award must be submitted via the link below. 


Deadline: January 10, 2019 


If you have any questions, please contact Jen Nantais (Jennifer.Nantais@torontopolice.on.ca) or Sarah Woods (swoods@childdevelop.ca). 

nomination form