The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through their outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include life-long service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or any other exemplary achievement.

The award is presented at the beginning of each regular Ottawa City Council meeting.


Individuals, groups or organizations may be nominated by members of City Council or the public. To nominate a candidate, the nominator should complete the nomination form PDF opens in a new tab or window describing the efforts and achievements of the nominee.

Submissions should be sent to:

Patrick Champagne
Special Assistant to the Mayor
Office of Mayor Jim Watson
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 1J1
P: (613) 580-2424 x 25426
F: (613) 580-2509  (link sends e-mail)


The award recipient will be presented with a certificate from the Mayor and the Ward Councillor. The Office of Protocol will coordinate the recipient’s attendance at Council.

Recipients will be selected by the Mayor and notified by the Mayor’s Office. Nominations shall be valid for one year after submission, during which time the nominee may be selected to be recognized.

For more information, please go the the Ottawa website: