FREDERICTON (GNB) – A program to recognize exemplary acts of service during the COVID-19 pandemic has been created by the provincial government.

Stepping up for my New Brunswick is a recognition that will be given to 100 residents who have stepped up in an extraordinary way and have made a significant contribution to the province’s economic and/or social recovery from COVID-19.

“Time and time again, New Brunswickers have stepped up in the face of adversity,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception. New Brunswickers have put their best foot forward and, to this point, their collective efforts, dedication and resiliency have played an important role in minimizing the impact we have experienced. In appreciation, we are launching this program to recognize individuals who have made meaningful contributions to help us navigate through this difficult time.”

Members of the public have until the end of the year to nominate an individual they feel has stepped up. Self-nominations will also be accepted.

Nominations may be submitted through an online form.