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Public Heroes Award Ceremony

Event organized by IDI GTA

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You are cordially invited to

Public Heroes GTA 2018 Awards Ceremony & Dinner

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Keynote Speaker:
Senator Gwen Boniface
Former Commissioner of the OPP, and the first female President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Vince Matthew Savoia, M.S.M.
Founder and Executive Director, Tema Conter Memorial Trust

Charity Partner:
Camp Oocheigenas

April 19, 2018, 6.30pm

Parkview Manor, 55 Barber Green Rd, Toronto, ON

IDI GTA has been giving Public Heroes Awards since 2011 to recognize the outstanding service of Toronto Police, Fire and Paramedic Services in maintaining public safety in the city of Toronto. In 2014, upon recommendation from its advisory board, IDI GTA has decided the extend the scope of the awards to whole Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The goal of the awards is to recognize the dedication and excellence of individual members or team members of police, fire and paramedic services in GTA (including RCMP, OPP, ORNGE and Corrections Ontario) for delivering their services in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.

Award recipients are selected by a hosting & selection committee based the following three criteria: “Altruism”, “Dedication” and “Community Involvement”.

Members of the Hosting & Selection Committee
Armand La Barge, Retired Chief, York Regional Police Service
Bill Blair, Member of Parliament, Scarborough Southwest
Bruce Farr, Retired Chief, Toronto Paramedic Services
Bruce Newton, Superintendent, Toronto Paramedic Services
Chuck Mercier, Former Mayor, Township of Scugog
Colin Carrie, Member of Parliament, Oshawa
Dave Ralph, Retired Commander, Toronto Paramedic Services
Deryn Rizzi, Deputy Chief, Vaughan Fire Department
Johnny Bobbili, Constable, Toronto Police Service
Mike Ewles, Retired Chief, Durham Regional Police Service
Peter Yuen, Deputy Chief, Toronto Police Service
Rahul Bhardwaj, President & CEO, Toronto Community Foundation
Rose Buhagiar, Director, Toronto South Detention Centre
Tony Warr, Retired Deputy Chief, Toronto Police Service
Usha George, Dean, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University

Nominations, Selection Process and Awards
One staff member or a team from each service in all four regions of GTA (Peel, York, Toronto, Durham) as well as members of RCMP, OPP, ORNGE and Correctional Services will be awarded with Public Heroes Award. Nominations can be submitted online by members of the public. Selection committee will cast their votes online to determine the award recipients.