HOW TO NOMINATE
- Review How to Write a Compelling Nomination.
- Select from the medal and recognition programs below and download the appropriate form.
- Click here when you’re ready to submit your nomination package.
Ontario’s medal and recognition programs celebrate the people who make our province a better place to live.
The programs acknowledge outstanding achievement in education, health care, business, science and medicine, community service, the arts, and many other fields. Two programs specifically honour police officers and firefighters for superlative acts of courage and bravery.
Volunteer award programs recognize the contributions of volunteers of all ages from seniors to youth.
The Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat manages Ontario’s medal and recognition programs as well as special commemorations and celebrations such as Canada Day at Queen’s Park.
Note: Ontario’s Champion of Diversity Award will recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and employers in Ontario who play a crucial role in promoting immigrant success, economic growth, cultural diversity and inclusion. Please check back for information on eligibility criteria, nomination forms and submission deadlines.
Order of Ontario is the province’s highest official honour for outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field.
Deadline: March 31
Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who have made exceptional, long-term contributions to the well-being of their communities.
Deadline: July 17
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers salutes young volunteers (ages 15 – 24) for their outstanding achievement.
Deadline: January 15
Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery honours firefighters for superlative acts of courage and bravery.
Deadline: August 31
Ontario Medal for Police Bravery honours police officers for outstanding acts of courage and bravery.
Deadline: August 31
Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery recognizes individual acts of outstanding courage performed by members of Ontario's paramedic services.
Deadline: November 30
Ontario Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals for 5 to 60+ years of continuous service in a given organization - youth are recognized for 2+ years of volunteer service.
Deadline: January 25
June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals and groups for their exceptional volunteer contributions to their communities and to the province.
Deadline: December 5
Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students salutes students graduating from an Ontario secondary school who have been outstanding volunteers.
Deadline: Not applicable
Lincoln M. Alexander Award recognizes young people who have demonstrated excellent leadership in eliminating racial discrimination.
Deadline: May 31
David C. Onley Award for Leadership in Accessibility recognizes Ontarians who have gone above and beyond in improving accessibility for people with disabilities.
Deadline: December 3
James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent.
Deadline: May 31
Hilary M. Weston Scholarship is a scholarship for graduate level social work students in the area of mental health.
Deadline: December 15
Ontario Senior Achievement Award recognizes individuals who, after the age of 65, have made significant contributions to their communities.
Deadline: June 15
Ontario Senior of the Year Award local municipalities recognize an outstanding senior who after the age of 65 has enriched the social, cultural or civic life of the community.
Deadline: April 30
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor