Celebrating Our Community Champions

The Community Builders Awards of Excellence honours individuals and organizations in nine community categories. Nominations are judged by an independent panel, collectively representing expertise in each award category. The judge’s decisions are final.



The award goes to an individual or group that has helped make the Artistic community stronger. They have championed an individual, an event, an idea, an ethic, or philosophy.

Economic Development

The award goes to an individual or group that has had an important impact on the economic well-being of the community. They have chaired and led a committee, they have helped bring new business to town, or they are responsible for putting in place infrastructure.


This award goes to a student, teacher, administrator, or education advocate (i.e. parent) who has made a difference in the City of Greater Sudbury. It could be an extraordinary teacher who has changed the direction of students’ lives, an administrator who established a specialized program, or an advocate who saved a school from closing.


This award recognizes a person or group that has had an important positive impact on our environment, both man-made and natural. It may be a private initiative (i.e. an innovative energy efficient home) or a public one (i.e.the re-greening of Sudbury or the cleaning up of Junction Creek). What all projects will have in common is that they  demonstrate to the rest of us what is possible in improving our environmental footprint in our community.

Hall of Fame

Big ideas. An individual or a group that has had significant impact on the Sudbury community. People who can be credited with the establishment of an institution (a theater centre, a festival, a park, a science centre, the re-greening project).

Health Care

The award goes to an individual or group that has had an important impact on the health care of the community. It could be as straight forward as a health-care professional who has gone beyond the call of duty, or the individual who helped establish a palliative care program that wouldn’t exist without his or her leadership.


The Legacy Award is awarded posthumously to an individual who has created lasting change and measurable difference in our community through commitment and perseverance. This award pays tribute to an individual’s professional, social or cultural leadership, and vision, and his or her ongoing legacy.

Sports and Recreation

The award goes to the individual or group that has contributed to the strength of sport in Sudbury. They have inspired people (a coach), established a program (a league or
playground), mentored a team or an individual to extraordinary accomplishment, or set an example for many to carry in their hearts.

Young Leader

The award goes to an individual or group, under 25 years of age, as of February 17th, 2020, actively involved in worthwhile community service, in any one of the Community Builders categories.  Recipients are young leaders who show a commitment in making their community better for others.