The first step to leadership is opening the door

Through the PAYE Leadership Award, the City of Toronto recognizes and honours exceptional leadership and outstanding contributions that increase access to economic opportunities for youth and strengthen our neighbourhoods.


Individuals and organizations associated with PAYE are eligible for this award.


On an annual basis, members of the PAYE Board will identify potential award recipients along with rationale for the nomination. The PAYE Board will then collectively evaluate each submission based on the principles and leadership qualities identified below to select the award recipient.


  • Innovative
  • Inspiring
  • Influential
  • Committed
  • Visionary

2016 PAYE Leadership Award Recipients

2015 PAYE Leadership Award Recipients

2014 PAYE Leadership Award Recipient

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