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.
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.
Order of Ontario is the province’s highest official honour for outstanding qualities of individual excellence and achievement in any field.
Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship recognizes individuals who have made exceptional long-term contributions to the well being of their communities.
Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery honours firefighters for superlative acts of courage and bravery.
Ontario Medal for Police Bravery honours police officers for outstanding acts of courage and bravery.
Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers salutes young volunteers (ages 15 – 24) for their outstanding achievement.
Ontario Newcomer Champion Award recognizes individuals and groups for making a difference in their community through active citizenship and support of newcomers.
Ontario Senior Achievement Award recognizes individuals who, after the age of 65, have made significant contributions to their communities.
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.
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.
Hilary M. Weston Scholarship is a scholarship for graduate level social work students in the area of mental health.
James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent.
June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes individuals and groups for their exceptional volunteer contributions to their communities and to the province.
Lieutenant Governor's Community Volunteer Award for Students salutes students graduating from an Ontario secondary school who have been outstanding volunteers.
Lincoln M. Alexander Award recognizes young people who have demonstrated excellent leadership in eliminating racial discrimination.
Mail: Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat
Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
400 University Avenue, 4th Floor