Nominations for the Lincoln Alexander Award


The Honourable Lincoln Alexander ‘54 Award

Lincoln Alexander graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1953. He practiced law until 1968, when he entered the political sphere as the first Black Member of Parliament. He successfully served four consecutive terms. In 1985, Alexander was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and was again the first black person to hold this office. In his later years, Alexander was appointed to several other high profile positions, including: Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor of the University of Guelph and Chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundations.

Throughout his life, Alexander was a champion of equity. He was a trailblazer who broke through colour barriers that had previously hindered the advancement and success of Black Canadians. Since his passing in 2012 at the age of 90, Lincoln Alexander has left behind an incredible legacy of public service that still resonates with many of us today.

The Lincoln Alexander Award recipient is a professional in the community who embodies the values of leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to public service. These values will be evident through their professional experiences, contributions to the Black community and legal advocacy.

To nominate a potential candidate, please fill out the nomination form no later than January 30, 2021, at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please contact

For more information on the rules of nomination, click here.

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