Nominations open for Gibbard Award for Youth

Do you know of a youth or youth group who are working to make a positive change to our world?  Nominate them today for the John Gibbard Award.

This is an annual award given by UNAC-Vancouver on the occasion of United Nations Day to celebrate the United Nations and its work towards peace, justice and security.

The John Gibbard Memorial Award is presented annually by the Vancouver Branch of the United Nations Association in Canada in recognition and memory of John Gibbard who was a supporter of the League of Nations from its creation in 1919, in the wake of the First World War.  When the League ceased to exist, John Gibbard continued to support the ideals upon which the League had been founded.  When the United Nations was formed after the Second World War, John Gibbard became an active member of the United Nations Association in Canada.  He was dedicated to involving youth in the creation of a better world for all.

The Award is given to a young student or group of students in recognition of their dedication and commitment in working for humanity and a better world.


  • Nominees must be individuals or groups of individuals under 25 years of age.
  • Candidates cannot self-nominate
  • Nominations must be made in writing and sent to UNAC Vancouver at unacvancouver(at)  by September 20th, 2015.  You may choose to use this document for the nomination form, although it is not obligatory: John Gibbard Nomination Form 2015  You may also choose to find a creative way to tell us why the person or group deserve the award; however, it must be submitted by email.
  • Nominees must be residents of the Metro Vancouver area.
  • The Award will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver, Oak and Granville Streets, on the  Sunday which is the closest to October 24th, United Nations Day

One thought on “Nominations open for Gibbard Award for Youth

  1. Duncan Graham October 5, 2015 / 20:44

    Re your Gibbard Award. The Unitarian Church is at Oak and 49th Ave.not Granville. Duncan Graham

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