Mayor's New Year's Honour List
Each year a Mayor's New Year's Honour List is compiled to recognize persons who have contributed in an outstanding manner to the community of London in one of the nine categories outlined below.
How Recipients are Selected
The recipients are named by City Council, on the recommendation of the Advisory Committees or community organization, through the Standing Committees.
How to Nominate A Candidate
You can nominate a candidate for consideration by filling in the attached form, and then submitting it to the appropriate Advisory Committee or community organization, as listed below.
(i.e., contributions to fostering and/or the production of human creativity). Recommending Community Organization: London Arts Council
Diversity and Race Relations
(i.e., contributions to the elimination of hate and discrimination). Recommending Committee: Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee
(i.e., contributions to the awareness, preservation and protection of the
environment). Recommending Committee: Advisory Committee on the Environment
(i.e., contributions to the awareness, preservation and protection of heritage
resources). Recommending Committee: London Advisory Committee on Heritage
(i.e., contributions to the provision of safe and accessible housing for all
members of the community). Recommending Committee: London Housing Advisory Committee
(i.e., contributions to human welfare through philanthropic and other efforts). Recommending Committee: Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee
Persons with Disabilities
(i.e., contributions to the promotion and facilitation of a barrier-free
community for citizens of all abilities, including those with disabilities). Recommending Committee: Accessibility Advisory Committee
Safety & Crime Prevention
(i.e., contributions to a safe and secure community). Recommending Committee: Community Safety & Crime Prevention Advisory Committee
(i.e., contributions to the awareness of and participation in sports activity
and/or demonstrated excellence within a particular sports activity). Recommending Community Organization: London Sports Council
The Mayor's New Year's Honour List shall be subject to the following conditions:
a) a maximum of nine persons shall be named in any one year, with no more than one being from each of the nine categories referred to above subject to:
i) a person may not necessarily be named in each category each year;
ii) Municipal Council may, at its sole discretion and on an exception basis, choose to recognize two individuals in any one category in a given year should the Municipal Council determine that two individuals have inseparably partnered in contributing to their respective category, thereby increasing the aggregate amount of nominees beyond the usual maximum of nine persons to be named in any one year;
b) the recipients shall be chosen for long standing contributions in their respective categories;
c) the name of any one individual shall be included on the Honour List only once in their lifetime;
d) any person currently serving as a member of any one of the advisory committees or organizations referred to in part 2 shall not be eligible for naming to the list during their term of office;
e) nominees being recommended by the advisory committees or organizations referred to in part 2 shall have at least seventy-five percent of the total eligible votes on the respective advisory committee or organization; and
The recipients shall be honoured at the first meeting of the City Council in January, with dinner and an appropriately worded certificate.
A plaque shall be displayed in a prominent public area of City Hall honouring those persons named each year to the Mayor's New Year's Honour List and shall be updated annually by the City Clerk.