HEROES of a Safe and Caring World Award

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 You Don’t Have to be Super to be a HERO.

What can we do as individuals to reduce the incidence of bullying, violence or sexual exploitation?

Perhaps you know someone who has been active in reducing bullying and other violence, or has responded to it with an act of extraordinary bravery, compassion or commitment.  Perhaps someone has taken steps to build safer, more caring schools and communities, preventing such incidents from recurring.

Safe and Caring considers such acts to be heroic, and we want to hear from you! The HEROES of a Safe and Caring World Award (HEROES Award) recognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to creating safe, caring, healthy and inclusive schools and communities.

Eligibility: Anyone is eligible for nomination – children, youth, teachers, adults, schools, community organizations, government representatives and businesses.

Submission Deadline: November 3, 2014

Click here to nominate a hero in your community!

Click here to download the FOIP Permission Form (completed form for nominee and nominator required with all submissions)

What is a safe and caring school and community? 

The goal of Safe and Caring, and of the HEROES Awards, is to achieve safe, caring, healthy and inclusive schools and communities. These are places where all individuals – children, youth, teachers, parents and community members – treat each other with respect and kindness and work to create safe, caring, healthy and inclusive environments.  These are environments where diversity is affirmed within a framework of common values, and where all members participate in decision-making and cooperate to promote community well-being.