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Lincoln M. Alexander Awards
Lincoln M. Alexander Awards

Left to right: Madison Goodwill, Zuberi Attard, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Yosra Musa

Three Young Ontarians Honoured with Lincoln M. Alexander Awards

Nomination deadline is May 31

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.

Past Recipients

2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Nomination process


If you’re having trouble downloading a form, follow these guidelines or and we’ll send you a form.

Who is eligible?

Student Award
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.

Community Award
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.

How do I nominate someone?

To submit by post:

If submitting by post:

  • You will not be able to save any information you type in the submission form.
  • You will be able to type information in the form then print it, or print the form first then complete it by hand.
  • Please include all mandatory documentation with the completed form prior to posting.
  1. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader Adobe Reader free from the Adobe website.
  2. Right-click and save the blank form on your computer desktop.
  3. First open Adobe Reader, then open the form saved on your computer desktop.
  4. Fill out the form according to the instructions.
  5. Print a copy of the completed form for your records.
  6. Submit your completed form and all mandatory supporting documents by post.

When is the deadline?

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.

How are recipients selected?

A selection committee representing the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and community organizations reviews the nominations and selects each year's recipients.

Need more information

Refer to the nomination form to get more details about program requirements

Contact Us

Email: ontariohonoursandawards@ontario.ca

Phone: 416-314-7526
Toll-free: 1-877-832-8622
TTY: 416-327-2391

Mail:    Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 2R9