Lincoln Alexander

Every year since 1993, the Government of Ontario has presented the Lincoln M. Alexander Award to honour young Ontarians who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in contributing to the elimination of racial discrimination. Three awards are given each year: two student awards and one community award. Recipients receive a personalized certificate as well as a $5,000 cash award.

To submit a nomination for this award program:

  1. Visit
  2. Select Lincoln M. Alexander.
  3. Download the appropriate PDF form.
  4. Read the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully.
  1. Fill out the form and submit it along mandatory supporting documents before May 31, 2015. Instructions for submitting your package can be found on the website.

The award is named after the late Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1985 – 1991. He was the first member of a minority group to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in any province in Canada.

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade website.