Award Winning Leadership

For Simon’s efforts to save the spirit bear and build the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, he has received numerous honours. The following is a partial list of his awards and recognitions.

Time Magazine

  • Time Magazine’s Sixty Heroes for the Planet
  • UNESCO & Founding Green Games Congress 100 Guardian Angels of the Planet
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Explore Magazine’s Top Green Leader
  • MacLean’s Magazine’s Top 25 Canadian Up and Comers
  • Province of British Columbia’s Community Achievement Award
  • Roger Hammill Award for Environmental Education
  • Fellow, International League of Conservation Writers
  • Institute for Ethical Leadership’s Ethical Leadership Award
  • YTV Achievement Award
  • CTV/Banff Mountain Film Festival Award for Environmental Stewardship
  • TD Canada Trust Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service
  • The Vancouver Province’s Top 25 British Columbian Up and Comers
  • Explore Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30
  • Government of Canada’s Canada Day Youth Award
  • Van City Credit Union Individual Youth Service Award
  • Community Care Foundation Youth Award
  • Jonovision’s Jonovisionary Award
  • International Wildlife Film Festival Award for Best Education Film
  • International Wildlife Film Festival Award for Best Film in the Youth Category
  • The Vancouver Sun’s Top 100 Canadians
  • The Vancouver Sun’s 10 Most Inspiring People of the Decade: 2001-2010