The Lincoln M. Alexander Award honours youth who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario. The award was first given in 1993.
Three awards are given each year: two student awards and one community award.
Recipients receive a personalized certificate as well as a $5,000 cash award.
The award is named after the late Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1985 – 1991. He was the first member of a minority group to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in any province in Canada.
A student award is given to a full-time student who attends a senior high school or who will be entering a postsecondary education program. Students must be nominated by their school.
A community award is open to anyone who lives in Ontario and is between 16 and 25 years old and who is nominated by a community organization or agency that works in race relations.
The deadline is May 31 each year. If May 31 falls on a weekend or holiday, nominations are accepted until 5:00 p.m. the following business day.
Nominations may be submitted at any time. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.
A selection committee representing the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and community organizations reviews the nominations and selects each year's recipients.
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor