The Wilf Wilkinson Peace award recognizes a Rotarian, Rotary Club or friend of Rotary that in the judgment of the District Governor, has made a significant contribution to defending, preserving, nurturing, and promoting a culture of peace and non-violence.
PACT wins Urban Leadership Award
The PACT Youth Crime Reduction Program received a very gratifying call one day this winter. Much-loved former Toronto mayor David Crombie proudly announced that PACT had won the prestigious City Initiatives award alongside Mike “Pinball” Clemons and the Argos Stop the Violence Campaign.
This is PACT’s first award and in addition to last year’s endorsement by the United Nations is a testament to all the pioneers, volunteers, funders and people that made it possible for this program to grow and flourish.
PACT has been endorsed by the United Nations Secretary General’s Study on Violence Against Children. The PACT program was attended by Kofi Annan’s handpicked independent expert. Below are some comments from the independent expert. “it’s one of the most remarkable processes I have ever witnessed.” “I think that PACT can address more successfully child and youth offences. It is a very painful process, but hopeful,” –Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, UN independent expert on violence against children.
PACT co-founder David Lockett acknowledged as Volunteer of the Year
Councillor Karen Stintz recognizes PACT founder with Volunteer of the Year Award.
The Glen Purdy and Jake Bouwman Service Award
This is an award created by PACT in honour of Glen Purdy and Jake Bouwman from Sparwood B.C. who are true social-innovators and the inspiration behind PACT’s Restorative Justice beginnings. PACT bestows this award upon its own to recognize dedicated service in building urban peace. Past recipients include Rick Blouin, Terance Brouse and Ben Marshall.
The PACT LifePlan Coaching Program was the 2013 recipient of the Toronto PRISM Award in the Non Profit Sector. This award was presented to PACT by the Toronto Chapter of the International Coach Federation at their annual conference and luncheon in downtown Toronto on Tuesday Oct 22nd, 2013. “This award acknowledges and underlines all the important and trailblazing work PACT is doing with our LifePlan Coaching Program in applying the coaching model to help turn around the lives of troubled youth who are in serious and repeat conflict with the law.” said PACT Co-Founder David Lockett.