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Celebrate and honour the LGBTQ community’s unsung heroes, decisions were made to continue with the awards into the future and to form a not-for-profit organization with the mission of facilitating the annual awards and inspiring the community.

Presented by Pink Play Mags & The Pink Pages Directory, PFLAG Canada (with Black Friends & Families, PFLAG Durham Region and PFLAG York Region), Church Wellesley Village BIA, Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Rainbow High Vacations, Pride Durham, Club 717,, and Deb Pearce from Rogers TV foQus with Deb Pearce

Each year will see the INSPIRE AWARDS with the help of the LGBTQ community choose the following categories to honour:

  • A lifetime achievement award, presented at a pre Holidays Season cocktail reception “INSPIRE AWARDS presents A Lifetime of Achievement”.
  • Inspiring Community Organization of the Year, chosen at the start of each year and featured on the awards website for the duration of the year to encourage fundraising and donations to said organization.
    Every year the honoree will be chosen through open community suggestions and decided on by the INSPIRE AWARDS partners. The honoured organization will also be celebrated at the annual summer gala.
  • LGBTQ Person of the Year, LGBTQ Youth of the Year, LGBTQ Business of the Year, the honorees of each year will be chosen through community nominations and decided on by a judging panel of leaders in the LGBTQ community.
    Celebrations will take place at an annual summer gala and the title holders of each year’s titles will go on to march in the annual Toronto Pride Parade.

In order to help us choose the honouree for 2012 we need your help with suggestions. Community suggestions will be open till January 30th. Results will be announced on February 10th.

Think of what community organizations you feel have gone above the call of duty in the last year, boasted big accomplishments, launched a new big campaign that made an impact, turned a corner, or reached a milestone. Can you think of one? We would love to hear from you.

Please send an email to with the following information:

Your information:
Email Address

I suggest that you honour this organization for 2012 Inspiring Community Organization of the Year:

Describe in detail the contribution above organization has made using the following categories.

Organization’s greatest impact for the year is / was: ....

Their Community Impact is / was: ....

Explain How Was It Accomplished: ...

You may provide support materials including: news clippings, reference letters, letters of congratulations, photos and or any other item that would support your suggestion.