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Youth Week Citizenship Awards

BC Youth Week

This international celebration of youth is held annually during the first week of May. It is a week of fun, interaction and celebration that focuses on building strong connections between young people and their communities and that profiles the issues, accomplishments and diversity of youth across the province.

Wherever Youth Week is celebrated, the idea behind it is the same: Young people are important and need to be recognized in a constructive and positive manner. Their contributions need to be acknowledged and celebrated. This is where the Burnaby Youth Citizenship Awards come in. The Youth Week Committee has created these awards to recognize young people in Burnaby who have volunteered their time and skills, contributed to the community, are great citizens and who may have overcome adversity.

Youth Citizenship Award

Thank you for your nominations.

Presentation of awards will take place on Monday, April 26, 2021 at the Burnaby City Council meeting. Nominees will be contacted with additional details.

Youth, under the age of 19, who have made an important contribution to their community, who have a positive attitude and demonstrate qualities such as initiative, enthusiasm and commitment – and who may have overcome adversity – qualify. Youth may be nominated by any member of the community who is not a relative. 

All nominated individuals are recognized by the Mayor and presented with a Citizenship Certificate. The top five nominees will also be awarded with a $100 bursary.

Contact any Youth Centre if you have any questions or need more information. 


2021 Youth Citizenship Award Recipients

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Youth Citizenship Award. Nominees include: 

Adam Muhammad Nasir, Anisa Gahunia, Brandon Lee, Dania Abdul Jabbar, Clifford Ocampo, Dylin Chin, Elias Zachary, Hanna Yihdego, Henok Dubus, Hesam Farid, Jaqueline Lai, Jessica Martinez, Junho Seo, Kamran Karimzadeh, Laurie Kullahian, Lithuk Shan Anton George, Matina Ressi, Mounir Benbrahim, Rita Zhan, RJ Lee, Ryan Chiu, Sanvi Gupta, Savannah Arndt, Teagan Wong, Tony Chung, Vivian Tan

The five youth selected as the top winners of the 2021 citizenship awards are: Allysen Yan, Jaden Mah, Jessica Sacilotto, Tanisha Johal, Vanessa Scrimini. These youth have gone over and above to make a difference in Burnaby and beyond while maintaining personal, academic, and extracurricular involvement, and will receive a $100 bursary in recognition of their achievements. 

BC Youth Week