canawardsDo you know a local community hero? The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre is holdibg its Community Action Network Awards next month, and are looking for nominations from the public.

The CAN (Community Action Network) Awards recognise and celebrate the people, businesses and community groups working to make a positive change in the inner city of Brisbane.

Anyone can make a nomination and winners are decided by a panel of independent community leaders.

The Awards night will be opened by Lord Mayor Graham Quirk at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre at 5pm Thursday July 9 and everyone is welcome to attend. Nominations close 5pm Friday June 26.

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The CAN Awards are proudly facilitated by the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.

2015 Categories

Outstanding Community Leader- The Ron Muir Award
In memory of an amazing community leader, this award is given to the person making a standout contribution over time to the betterment of our community.

Accessibility for All
An award that highlights inclusive service practices or design principles which create spaces and places that everyone can be a part of.

Outstanding Educational Environment
Recognizes the contribution of educational environments in promoting principles of inclusion and the appreciation and acceptance of diversity.

Volunteering in the Community
Commendation for the valuable contribution made to the community by volunteers.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Recognises businesses demonstrating social justice principles and creating positive inclusive communities.

Community Organisation
An award for outstanding work by a community organization.

Environment and Sustainability
Celebrating the work of those who are working towards keeping inner-Brisbane green and flourishing into the future.

Media Award
For excellence in journalism/social media which promotes social inclusion and equality for all.

Community Spirit
People of all ages make a difference in the local community; an encouragement award for a job well done.

Closing the Gap
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in improving the lives of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples in the areas of health, education, housing or community access.

An award celebrating the leaders and helpers in our inner city Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) community.