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Every year IDI Toronto organizes a media launch to kick off the nomination process for  Public Heroes Awards. This event is also the venue for recognition of the youth, future Public Heroes. At the media launch youth is recognized, who has demonstrated outstanding performance through participation in volunteer, co-op education, or cadet programs in first responder services, and Canadian Armed Forces.

Media Launch for Public Heroes Awards 2017 was held at Region of Durham Council Chambers on Nov. 23rd, 2016, 9:45am. Below is a list of the youth, who were recognized:

Presented by Service
Katie Telep Deputy Chief Jim Moir Durham Paramedic Services
Wahaj Arshad Chief Paul Martin Durham Region Police Service
Gajanan Raveendran Staff Superintendent   Kim Yeandle Toronto Police Service
Chris Loiacono Chief Peter Dundas Peel Paramedic Service
Mia Rodriques Inspector Magdi Younan Peel Police
Stefan Ntansah Deputy Chief Iain Park York Paramedics
Brian Chan Inspector Gary Miner York Regional Police
Daniel Akinremi Chief Superintendent Chuck Cox OPP


Photos and videos from previous years’ media launches can be seen at this link.

In the YouTube playlist below, you can view the videos of youth recognized, and speeches:

Public Heroes Media Launch 2017 Flyer