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.

2019 Nominations are NOW OPEN. Please complete the nomination form below. Nominations close Friday, April 5th at 4pm.

Submit your nomination here.

2019 URoc Awards and Community Ice Cream Social

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Youth Centre at ARC (2499 McMillan Road)

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.

2018 Award Winners


  • Theresa Buis
  • Marcie Pruden

Youth Friendly Adults

  • Chris Harvey
  • Jennifer Bamara
  • Kara Pflug
  • Paul Lilly

Youth Friendly Teams

  • Abbotsford Basketball
  • Y-Fi (Youth/Family Inclusion) Group - Foundry