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URoc Awards

The Abbotsford Youth Commission has been presenting the URoc Awards in recognition of outstanding youth, youth friendly adults and youth friendly businesses and organizations in the community since 2002. Abbotsford is a City of Character and the URoc Awards recognize individuals who demonstrate the values of Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Empathy, Courage and Service. Every year the AYC presents these awards at their Community Appreciation Ice Cream Social.


Submit your nomination here.


Youth Awards are presented to young people who have demonstrated leadership, supported their peers and / or have volunteered in the community. Youth selected for the award will have made significant contributions to their communities or families. The award brings attention to the important role that youth leaders play in the community.

Youth Friendly Adult Awards are presented to adults who have excelled at building positive relationships with young people helping them to see their full potential; demonstrated dedication and commitment to services for youth; shown innovation in the delivery of services to youth; provided opportunities, support or services to youth. The award brings attention to the incredible caring and dedication of adults working with youth in the community.

Youth Friendly Business Awards are presented to businesses and organizations that have performed an exceptional job in providing support and services to youth. Award winners will have provided opportunities to youth or funding for youth activities; have exceptional hiring or training practices for youth; and / or will have proved themselves as genuine assets to youth in Abbotsford. The award brings attention to the extra contributions that many businesses and organizations make for youth in our community.

2017 Award Winners


Youth

  • Adam Jensen
  • Mackenzie Byers

Youth Friendly Adults

  • Doug Primrose
  • Evan Wong
  • Lindsey Byrnes
  • Lorissa Arndt
  • Melanie Trudeau

Youth Friendly Teams

  • APD Youth Squad
  • HECC Initiative Youth Leadership Team
  • MEI Secretarial Team