The York Regional Police hosted the media launch and the youth recognition event at their Headquarters in Aurora, Ontario. In conjunction to the recognition event was the launch of the annual Public Heroes awards nomination process. The event was organized by the IDI GTA, and held with representations from police, fire and paramedic services across the GTA including the RCMP.
Recognized by the Toronto Police was Lovejeet Bhatti as a successful alumnus of Toronto Police Youth in Policing Initiative. A resident of Newmarket, Cody Kaslove received the recognition upon
recommendation from York Regional Police for his accomplishments as co-op placement student at the York Regional Police Community Safety Village. Chris Thind, nominated by Toronto Paramedics, was recognized for his outstanding achievements as a member of 1st Downsview Medical Venturer Company. Also Included in the ceremony was a special award of bravery that was presented to six year-old, Arjunpal Khattra, from Markham who on November 9, 2014, demonstrated bravery in getting help for his father who had fallen and was trapped in a 25 foot deep well.