Governor General's Awards
The Chancellery of Honours administers the Governor General’s Academic Medal (established in 1873 by Lord Dufferin); the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award (established in 1996 by the Right Honourable Roméo LeBlanc); and the Governor General’s Northern Medal (established in 2005 by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson).
Other governor general’s awards were created to celebrate the arts, literature, humanities, sciences and sports. More than 60 awards and trophies bear the names of governors general.
The Awards in Arts and Awards in Science and Humanities sections are administered by independent organizations but are still presented by the governor general.