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Join us at the Westin Ottawa on Monday, June 17 to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of individuals, groups and organizations whose hard work and dedication contributes so much to the
quality of life in Canadian cities. The Urban Leadership Awards is a fundraiser for the CUI’s internship program that has provided valuable practical experience to more than 200 undergraduate and
graduate students since 1997.
This year’s master of ceremonies is Ottawa writer and broadcaster, Mark Sutcliffe, founder of the Ottawa Business Journal, and chair of the boards of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce and the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation. The CUI is also delighted to announce that the Hon. Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa and former Ontario government cabinet minister, will be presenting the awards.
This year there are five categories for the Urban Leadership
• City Soul
• City Champion (two winners)
• Global City and Innovation
• Prosperity and Renewal
Mayor Watson will also present The Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award, given to a person who has made an extraordinary contribution to the public realm, over many years and in more than one field, thereby gaining reputation and acclaim for their vision, passion, and impact. Kanata North Councillor, Marianne Wilkinson, who was the first mayor of Kanata, will introduce this year`s recipient, long-time Ottawa resident William “Bill” Teron - the “Father of Kanata.” Mr Teron, who received the Order of Canada in 1983, also enjoyed an influential career in public policy, including a stint as president of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. He is a passionate advocate for quality design in development throughout the Ottawa region, establishing the William and Jean Teron Foundation to provide Teron Scholar design awards at Carleton University’s School of Architecture and Urbanism and its School of Industrial Design to recognize excellence in design.
Luncheon runs from 11:30 am-2:30 pm
Tables of ten are available for purchase as well as individual tickets. Please note that CUI can provide a charitable receipt of $50 for tickets priced at $150, and a $200 receipt for a table priced at $1,200. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was established in 1990 as Canada's applied urban policy institute. Our mandate is to build wisdom and inspire leadership for healthy urban development. We always act with integrity, impartiality and a commitment to achieving positive change. CUI is a public good enterprise 95% funded through project work.