Youth Week Citizenship Awards

Appreciating our youth

The Youth Citizenship Award recognizes outstanding young citizens who make a difference in their communities by volunteering their time and skills. The mayor presents a Citizenship Certificate to all of the nominated individuals and awards a $100 bursary to the top 5.

The winners are chosen and honoured during the Burnaby Youth Week, held annually during the first week of May. The week is filled with fun and games including a movie and popcorn night, talent show, drone race, Mario Kart tourney, scavenger hunt and much more.

Candidates must be under 19 years of age, and:

  • Have made an important contribution to their community,
  • Have demonstrated qualities like leadership, commitment and enthusiasm, or
  • Have overcome adversity or are living with a limitation.


Any community member—except relatives of the nominee—can nominate a youth for the award. Check back for 2022 nomination details.

Have a question? Call the Summit Youth Centre at 604-268-1369.

2021 Youth Citizenship Award recipients

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Youth Citizenship Award. The nominees included:

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 5 youths selected as the top winners are: Allysen Yan, Jaden Mah, Jessica Sacilotto, Tanisha Johal, Vanessa Scrimini.

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